Peri-Implantitis Treatment Can Save Your Dental Implants

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If you develop an infection around a dental implant,

there is a high risk that the implant will become loose or fall out. Dental implants are still one of the most effective options for replacing missing teeth but some people develop an infection, peri-implantitis, that compromises the stability and integrity of the implant. We offer laser treatment for peri-implantitis to get the infection under control and save the implant. This treatment can eliminate the need for a second surgery and reduce the risk of the infection spreading.

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What Causes Peri-Implantitis?

If you develop gum disease and have dental implants, the disease can wear away the tissue around the gums and cause implant failure. Since dental implant surgery is a fairly extensive procedure, it’s even more important for patients to take good care of their oral health. Peri-implantitis, or an infection around the base of the implant, can cause bone loss and may lead to the implant falling out.

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Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis

Inflammation of the tissue and a spreading infection in the mouth are some of the symptoms of peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is an infectious disease of the tissue around the implants and is most noticeable when the gums become puffy, red, and swollen. Other symptoms of peri-implantitis include:

  • Swelling and puffiness around dental implant
  • Pus or infection developing at the base of an implant
  • Bleeding at the gum line
  • Deepening of the gum pockets
  • Progressive bone loss
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Treating Peri-Implantitis

If you notice any signs of an infection around an implant or are experiencing symptoms of peri-implantitis, you must come in and see us for an evaluation. Shore Smiles uses innovative laser technology to treat peri-implantitis to achieve lasting results. We can target the infection to preserve the gums and keep the dental implants in place.

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If you are having problems with your dental implants,

call Shore Smiles dental today for your appointment.

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