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Peri Implantitis

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Peri Implantitis

What is it?

Peri-implantitis is a condition affecting the soft tissue and bone around dental implants. It is caused by bacteria accumulation around the dental implant and can cause inflammation, infection and severe damage to the implant and its surrounding structures. If left untreated, peri-implantitis can lead to pain and discomfort, difficulty chewing, and eventual failure of the implant. 

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The main causes of peri-implantitis are poor oral hygiene, smoking, overloading of the implant, and exposed metal surfaces. Poor oral hygiene can create an environment where plaque and tartar can accumulate around the implant, leading to increased risk of infection. Smoking increases the risk of peri-implantitis because of the tars and nicotine that can build up in the mouth and on the implant surface. Overloading of the implant occurs when the implant is subjected to too much pressure or force which can damage the supporting bone structure and lead to infection. Finally, exposed metal surfaces can be a source of infection because they can attract bacteria and other germs. 

Prevention & Treatment

Peri-implantitis can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular professional cleanings. It is important to remove plaque and tartar near the implant on a daily basis. Additionally, regular professional exams and implant maintenance, such as cleaning and periodic check-ups, are recommended to help ensure that any early signs of peri-implantitis are detected and treated quickly. Treatment for peri-implantitis depends on the severity of the condition, but may involve antibiotics, implant removal, or nonsurgical therapies such as laser therapy or ozone treatment.

Call Coral Springs Smiles at  (954) 715-6840 to discuss your options. Dr. Anand is glad to help you with your dental implant needs.

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