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- Infection control
- Prevent loss of implant
- Bone regeneration
Peri-implantitis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria affecting the soft tissues and bone around a dental implant. Treatment for peri-implantitis involves thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the contaminated area, treating damage to the soft tissue and rebuilding the supporting bone structure for the dental implant.
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Peri-implantitis disease involves a bacterial build-up on the base of a dental implant, causing inflammation of the gums. If not treated early, peri-implant disease can result in the bone structure below the implant to deteriorate, which can lead to the loss of the implant.
If your gum has become swollen, red, painful or bleeding around the dental implant, it is important to see a dentist to have it checked.
Peri-implantitis Treatment at the Neem Tree
If your implant becomes infected or you are worried about developing peri-implantitis, contact our specialist implantologists immediately. We will restore your smile by treating the infection and saving the implant.
If left untreated, you may require surgical treatment. Therefore, it is important to contact us early. Treatment for an infected implant focuses on eradicating the infection, completely cleaning and disinfecting the affected area, rebuilding the supporting bone structure and re-seating the implant.
Contact us today to find out more about peri-implantitis treatment from one of our practices.
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Learn more about peri-implantitis treatment
When will i need peri-implantitis treatment?
There are two types of peri-implant diseases. The first, peri-implant mucositis, is the category defined by inflammation found only on the soft tissues around the dental implant, where there is no signs of bone loss. If mucositis is treated early, then healthy tissue can usually be restored.
The second condition, peri-implantitis, is derivative of the first condition. This occurs when examination shows that, in addition to gum inflammation, there is also deterioration in the bone supporting the implant. Potentially, this could lead to the implant falling out, as well as other unpleasant consequences. It is imperative that peri-implantitis treatment occurs immediately under the care of an expert.
Peri-implantitis treatment is focused on controlling the infection, detoxification of the implant surface and bone regeneration.
What are the symptoms of peri-implantitis?
There are a number of symptoms to look out for. You may not experience them all, so it is important to let your dentist know if any symptoms manifest as you may require.
- Bleeding while brushing or flossing.
- Inflammation of the gums, especially around the implant itself.
- Persistently bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth.
- Bone loss in the jaw around the implant.
- A loose or wobbling implant. This symptom usually does not appear early on as the implant will still be securely anchored to the bone.
What are the causes of peri-implantitis?
The risk of disease is abundantly higher with implants than with real teeth, as the attachment to the bone is more fragile. Poorly controlled periodontal disease, smoking and genetics all factor into the condition.
How is peri-implantitis diagnosed?
It is diagnosed from an X-ray and from a clinical examination by a specialist.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection in the gums which often presents as red, swollen gums which are sore and tend to bleed.