Dental implants can restore your smile and boost your confidence
However, many patients are not aware of the risk of developing peri-implantitis, a destructive infection that causes bone and gum tissue loss around the implant. Without proper care, you run the risk of losing the implant and supporting bone tissue. Dr. Philip Pack treats peri-implantitis using a dental laser to treat the infection and restore your oral health.
PERIODONTAL TREATMENT PLAN
Dr. Pack uses a ‘risk management’ approach when he places implants. By examining the entire mouth for periodontal disease, not just the implant site, Dr. Pack reduces the risk of developing peri-implantitis. Treating an infection around the implants is always a priority, treatment should not be delayed when signs of peri-implantitis are noticed. We may use laser therapy or other protocols to clear the infection and monitor your healing.
Common signs of peri-implantitis:
- Pocket depth increase
- Pus surrounding implants and gums
- Bleeding gum line
- Red, purple or blue gums
- Progressive bone loss around the implants
- Appearance of longer teeth
- Significant gum recession
Your home care regimen plays an important role in your oral hygiene and can help prevent peri-implantitis.
Some other ways to prevent this condition include:
- Stopping smoking
- Breaking a teeth grinding habit
- Improving your immune system
- Eating a well-balanced diet
- Keeping bones strong and healthy