Do You Have Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis?
Peri-implantitis is a progressive condition that affects the hard and soft tissue surrounding a dental implant. Much like gum disease, peri-implantitis begins with inflammation of the gums that can be due to factors such as poor oral hygiene, smoking, and diabetes. Peri-implantitis can have severe consequences for dental implants and your oral health if left untreated. Dental implants are meant to last a lifetime, but when oral health concerns arise that could affect this longevity, seeking care immediately could save them and the health of your smile. We treat your peri-implantitis both surgically and with minimally invasive, non-surgical BIOLASE® WaterLase® iPlus laser technology.
Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis
- Inflamed gum tissue
- Deepening periodontal pockets
- Bleeding gums
- Bone loss around the implant
- Dental implant mobility
- Pain when biting or chewing
Treating Peri-Implantitis Can Save Your Smile
Without proper treatment, peri-implantitis can lead to failing dental implants. We offer treatment options that can help restore function back to your dental implant and help save your smile. During the procedure, we will remove diseased gum tissue and bacterial build-up from around the implant post. If jaw bone damage has occurred, we can help reshape the bone so that healthy gum tissue can reattach to the dental implant. In cases of bone loss, we may recommend bone grafting or other techniques to help re-stabilize the dental implant.
Advanced Peri-Implantitis Laser Treatment by a Skilled Dentist
To provide better experiences for our patients, we offer laser treatment that can gently eliminate disease quickly, without harming healthy gum or bone. Dr. Steven Garhardt is experienced in laser dentistry and is skilled at treating complex peri-implantitis cases to help restore health and function back to failing dental implants. Laser treatment helps promote faster and more effective healing of the gum tissue by causing healthy clotting of the blood at the implant site. Because laser technology is selective and gentle, valuable healthy gum tissue and bone are not harmed during the procedure. Patients who undergo our laser treatment generally report better procedural experiences, minimal discomfort, and a quick recovery.