Peri-Implantitis - New York Area

Peri-Implantitis and What You Can Do

The Dangers of Peri-Implantitis

As dangerous as gum disease is to natural teeth, the disease is equally dangerous to dental implants. When disease affects the tissues surrounding an implant, it is called peri-implantitis. If left unchecked, peri-implantitis can cause irreversible damage to the gums and bone, leading to your implant failing. When an implant fails, it will need to be removed and re-implanted after disease is removed or bone tissue is rebuilt. This is a costly and time-consuming process that is easily prevented with peri-implantitis treatment. Timely treatment can save your implant, your health, and your budget from unnecessary problems. Whenever you come in for an appointment, no matter what it is for, our team will evaluate your oral and implant health to identify if you are affected by peri-implantitis or at risk of it.

Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis

  • Bleeding gums
  • Redness and swelling
  • Pain or soreness around implant
  • Loose or mobile implant
  • Visible implant threads
  • Gum or bone loss
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Timely Treatment Available

Treatment for peri-implantitis is similar to that of gum disease. Drs. Michael Klein and Allon Waltuch can remove the infection from around your implant, restoring a healthy environment for long-term success. We will remove the infected gum tissue from around the implant, leaving only healthy gums that can reattach to the bone and implant post. Then, our doctors will scrape away bacteria, plaque and buildup from around the implant post to cleanse the environment. If bone is damaged, we will reshape it or provide bone grafting treatments to create the proper structure. Finally, the healthy gum tissue is sutured back around the implant and allowed to heal. If caught and treated early enough, your tissues will be able to heal back to proper health and offer a healthy smile for years to come. We recommend you come back for regular checkups and periodontal maintenance appointments to ensure your implant stays free of peri-implantitis in the future.

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