Peri-implantitis is an infectious disease in which inflammation affects the gums and bone around your dental implant. Similar to untreated gum disease in which infection can impact a natural tooth root, when peri-implantitis progresses, bacteria flourish and an infection can form around the dental implant. While the exact incidence of this inflammatory condition isn’t clear, studies suggest peri-implantitis can occur in an estimated 5% to 8% of dental implant systems. In its earliest and reversible stages when bacteria only infiltrate the soft tissue around a dental implant, it’s referred to as peri-implant mucositis. Early symptoms include swollen gums and tenderness and sensitivity in your mouth.
If you’re exhibiting symptoms of an ailing dental implant, it’s important to be treated by an experienced professional with extensive knowledge of soft and hard tissues of the oral region. At Dentistry By Design, Dr. Robinette is skilled in bone grafting techniques to enable patients with bone loss to be candidates for dental implants and also has proven expertise utilizing LAPIP to eradicate diseased tissue and bacteria around implants.
Active gum disease must be treated first because its presence significantly lowers the chance of dental implants fusing with your jawbone.
At Dentistry By Design Dr. Robinette goes to great lengths to minimize bacterial exposure during dental implant procedures. When you receive dental implants in Spring Hill, TN, we believe a successful outcome goes way beyond walking out of our office with a beautiful new smile. Our goal is to provide you with a healthy smile that lasts for years to come and hopefully a lifetime! Should peri-implantitis occur, LAPIP enhances our ability to stop progression of soft tissue and or bone loss and achieve dental implant retention far more comfortably than traditional methods.
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