Peri-Implantitis is a Serious Concern
Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory process that affects the bone and gum tissue around an implant supported tooth. Peri-implantitis is a disease around an implant. It is often caused by factors such as poor oral hygiene and active gum disease. Smoking, health concerns like diabetes, an uneven bite and excess dental cement may also contribute to the onset of peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis affects the health of your implant site and longevity of the implant itself. Getting the expert care you need as early as possible is critical for protecting your implant investment and enjoying the lasting benefits of your tooth replacement.
Know the Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis
Peri-implantitis is the leading cause of implant failure. It is therefore extremely important to recognize the signs and symptoms of this type of infection early on, and get the gum disease treatment your dental implant needs for long-term, successful results. At the first sign of a problem, please contact Dr. Arta Farahmand for a prompt evaluation.
Peri-implantitis may be present if one or more of these signs and symptoms occur:
- Bleeding or pus around the implant
- Tender, red or swollen gums
- Pain or discomfort on biting
- Implant mobility
- Metal threads exposed
- Bone loss around the implant
- Deep periodontal pocketing
Expert, Advanced Peri-Implantitis Treatment Restores Health to Your Smile
Seeing an experienced periodontist and implant specialist offers the best possible outcome for your oral health and smile. Dr. Farahmand has advanced training in treating peri-implantitis and correcting implant recession, and can help save your implant from this destructive infection. Our advanced peri-implantitis treatment eliminates plaque bacteria and removes diseased tissue from around your implant. We also use the latest in regenerative therapy to regenerate lost bone. Just like natural teeth, implants require daily meticulous homecare along with routine cleanings and evaluations. If an issue with your implant arises between your visits, we urge you to contact us right away.