As Much as 28% of Patients with Dental Implants May Experience Signs of Peri-Implantitis
As the gold standard in modern tooth replacement, dental implants are known for their high success rates and ability to last for a lifetime; however, there is one significant threat to their longevity if not properly maintained: peri-implantitis. If you have dental implants and experience any of the following signs and symptoms, we encourage you to contact us to avoid any damaging effects:
- Red, swollen or inflamed gum tissue
- Bleeding when brushing, flossing or eating
- Gum recession or pockets around a dental implant
- Bone loss surrounding a dental implant
The Leading Cause of Dental Implant Failure
Peri-implantitis is a destructive inflammatory process that attacks both the soft and hard tissues surrounding a dental implant. Typically a result of improper maintenance and poor dental hygiene, this condition can, fortunately, usually be avoided. Unfortunately, once the destruction has started, your dental implants will require immediate treatment from a dental professional to save them from failure.
Quick, Efficient and Minimally Invasive LAPIP® Laser Treatment
Dr. Gordon Wilson has incorporated the use of the gentle, quick and effective LAPIP® laser protocol at our practice to treat peri-implantitis around dental implants. LAPIP is minimally-invasive and does not involve cutting of the gum tissue. The LAPIP procedure includes:
- Elimination of bacterial plaque
- Removal of any diseased tissues
- Regenerative therapy to reverse bone loss and allow gum tissue to re-attach to the tooth structure
Each step is done gently with the laser and often presents little-to-no discomfort to patients. By choosing to treat your peri-implantitis with LAPIP®, you are choosing to save your dental implants with a laser treatment alternative that offers optimal results with quick recovery times.