Peri-Implantitis Treatment

peri-implantitis treatment

You’ve suffered enough

If you are a patient suffering from peri-implantitis, Dr. Fili and our compassionate team here at Dubuque Periodontics are here to help. First you’ve suffered from tooth loss due to gum disease, trauma, or decay. Then you made the right choice (although it may not feel like it right now) in opting for dental implants to replace what’s been lost. Now your implant has become infected. We understand your frustration, and will do everything we can to get your oral health and your life back on track.

What is peri-implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is one of the long-term risks associated with dental implants, and is an infectious disease that causes inflammation of the surrounding gum and bone tissue of an already integrated dental implant, leading to the loss of supporting bone. Peri-implantitis is caused by tiny gaps and cavities between the implant and the abutment, into which bacteria can enter and cause infection, causing the implant to fail. Peri-implantitis is rare, but can happen.

Signs & Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of peri-implantitis include:

  • Deep gum pockets
  • Gum swelling & redness
  • Pus & bleeding
  • Tartar/plaque buildup
  • Loss of bone
  • Metal thread exposure
  • Receding gums

Risk Factors

Some risk factors that increase your risk of developing peri-implantitis include:

  • Smoking/tobacco use
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poor immune system
  • Gum disease
  • Poor oral home care
  • Teeth grinding
  • Poor implant placement

How is it treated?

Treatment of peri-implantitis may include the removal of dead/diseased tissue, antibiotics, improved oral hygiene, and use of special mouth wash (chlorhexidine).

Give us a call!

Don’t let peri-implantitis ruin your oral health, or your life. If you have any questions about treatment or would like to schedule a consultation with your Dubuque periodontist – Dr. James Fili at Dubuque Periodontics – give us a call today at (563) 557-7569.

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