Is Peri-Implantitis Threatening the Health of Your Implant?
Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory disease that places your dental implants at serious risk. The condition affects the bone and gum tissues that surround and support the implant. A number of factors can lead to the onset of peri-implantitis. Gum disease, trauma from a misaligned bite and excess cement are all common causes of the infection. Left untreated, peri-implantitis can result in dental implant failure. Treating the problem as early as possible offers the best chance for saving your implants from this destructive condition.
Signs and Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis
You have invested both time and money into restoring your oral health and smile with dental implants. Any concerns over your implants deserve prompt attention from an implant specialist. It is always best to seek an evaluation, especially when obvious symptoms are present or your implant does not feel “quite right.” Once we determine the cause of your implant problem, we work to reestablish health and function through advanced techniques.
Signs and symptoms of peri-implantitis include:
• Red, inflamed gums
• Swollen, tender gums
• Presence of pus
• Gum recession
• Deep periodontal pocketing
• Bone loss
• Exposed implant post
• Loose implant
Advanced Laser Gum Treatment Restores Implant Health
At Cornerstone Periodontics and Implants, we offer the advanced laser care you need when your dental implants are at risk. Our team uses the gentle LAPIP® protocol for treating peri-implantitis. With our highly specific dental laser, we target and remove diseased tissue and harmful bacteria surrounding the implants. Complete peri-implantitis care also includes regenerative tissue therapy. This health-saving approach helps reverse bone loss and encourage gum tissue reattachment to your implant. The LAPIP® protocol offers a comfortable, more predictable return to implant health after peri-implantitis.