PERI-IMPLANTITIS & LASER TREATMENT
Implants, like your natural teeth, need to be cleaned and cared for on a routine basis to prevent infection and disease, such as periodontitis. Neglecting oral hygiene such as regular brushing, flossing, and dental exams can be lead to the growth of unwanted bacteria that causes gum disease. The inflammation and disease that surrounds an implant is called peri-implantitis. If left untreated, peri-implantitis causes bone loss.
Peri-implantitis is a condition that often does not show symptoms or cause pain; you may not even know that you have an infection. While prevention of disease is always the goal; treatment for peri-implantitis using Laser Assisted Peri-Implants Procedure, also known as LAPIP is available. LAPIP helps to eliminate harmful bacteria from the gums surrounding the implant that causes peri-implantitis. This specific laser treatment reduces bleeding and recovery time, allowing the patient to be more comfortable during and after the process.
Routine visits to your dentist can prevent a small bacterial infection surrounding an implant from growing out of control. Failure to properly care for dental work such as implants can lead to the loss of the implant.