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Peri-Implantitis Symptoms
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Swollen, red gums
  • Loose dental implant
  • Implant exposure
  • Pus
  • Loss of bone
  • Asymptomatic
Causes of Peri-Implantitis
Peri-implantitis can be caused be a number of factors, including:
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Ill-fitting implant or crown
  • Poorly positioned implant
  • Smoking
  • Untreated gum disease
Treatment Options in [CITYSTATE]
Peri-implantitis can quickly cause damage to the tissue and bone supporting the implant, if left untreated. The risk of losing the implant and the attached crown is also likely. Removing the infection is imperative to restoring oral health and preventing the loss of the implant and surrounding tissue.

Common treatment options include removing the bacterial plaque with surgical or non-surgical options. Laser therapy is becoming increasingly popular, which is a minimally-invasive way of effectively eradicating harmful bacteria while keeping healthy structures intact. Check with our doctor to see if this is an option for you. Additional procedures such as bone grafting may also be required if a significant amount of bone has been lost.

Treating peri-implantitis can save your implant! If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of peri-implantitis we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible.