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.