The most predictable and reliable way for people to replace their single missing tooth or full arch of missing teeth, is with tooth implants. Tooth implants have an extremely high success rate when they are accurately placed by an experienced periodontist. Some patients, however, will experience problems with their tooth implants. These problems include peri-implantitis.
Those diagnosed with peri-implantitis should work with a skilled periodontist who can treat it with the most advanced dental technologies. Continue reading to learn more about the state-of-the art dental technology used for peri-implantitis treatments in Oak Brook, IL.
What Type Of Advanced Technology Is Used For A Peri-Implantitis Treatment In Oak Brook, IL?
Peri-implantitis treatments seek to remove all the bacteria, sanitize the affected area, and set the stage for the gums and bone to both regenerate and heal. Dental lasers are one of the most reliable dental technologies for the trusted periodontist to use to correct problems that are associated with peri-implantitis.
The BIOLASE WaterLase® REPAIR Implant™ dental laser protocol relies on the safe energy of the laser to effectively remove tartar buildup from the tooth implant, eliminate all areas of diseased and damaged soft tissues, eradicate bacteria, and promote gum tissue reattachment.
Because of the dental lasers minimally invasive nature, patients can expect a much faster healing process than if the periodontist were to use a less advanced peri-implantitis treatment.
What Happens When I Have Peri-Implantitis?
What causes peri-implantitis to occur? There are many reasons why peri-implantitis can occur. Peri-implantitis can occur because the dental implants are not accurately placed in the patient’s jawbone, the dental implants were made from low-quality materials, smoking was not stopped, and proper oral hygiene recommendations were not followed.
When unwanted oral bacteria is able to build up in the area between and around the patients dental implant and gums, they can end up with peri-implantitis. A form of gum disease, peri-implantitis starts to damage and destroy healthy gum tissues. Eventually, the developing bacteria will become more aggressive and weaken the bone tissue, too, leaving the dental implant unstable and unsupported.
Some of the symptoms that indicate people have peri-implantitis include:
- Pus or fluid leakage coming out around the dental implant.
- Red, swollen gums around the dental implant.
- Discomfort or pain.
Peri-implantitis cannot be addressed at home and will likely lead to people losing their dental implants without getting help from a periodontist using advanced technologies to treat it.
See Us Now So We Can Use Advanced Technologies For Your Peri-Implantitis Treatments
You have already invested in your smile by receiving one or more dental implants. Why allow your tooth implants to fail when you can work with a knowledgeable periodontist who uses advanced technologies like the BIOLASE WaterLase® REPAIR Implant™ protocol to treat peri-implantitis?