Peri Implant Diseases
Peri – Implant Diseases
DO YOU SEE THE SYMPTOMS OF DENTAL IMPLANT REJECTION?
TOOTH IMPLANTS ARE INCREASINGLY MORE POPULAR AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR NATURAL TEETH. THIS REPLACEMENT DOESN’T ALWAYS COME WITHOUT PROBLEMS.
We highly recommended that all our patients keep their own natural teeth for as long as possible, and if a replacement is necessary, studies show that a increasingly amount will choose to have one or more teeth replaced with titanium dental implants.
As more patients opt for dental implants, the risks increase and for some this choice is only a partially successful.
Dental Implant Disease or TOOTH IMPLANT (PERI-IMPLANT) DISEASES These occur when bacteria forms around the gum tissue area surrounding your dental implant. Bacterial infections around a tooth implant can ultimately lead to loss of the bone supporting the dental implant, leaving you in great need of extensive dental treatment if not caught early.
If the bone surrounding the tooth implant becomes infected, there is a serious risk that you will need comprehensive restorative dental treatment and maintenance in order to maintain the function of the dental implant and restore the lost bone.
SIGNS: If you have early or late-stage dental implant failure, complications may include:
- difficulty chewing
- loose dental implants
- gum inflammation
- gum recession
- cracked crowns
- redness & increased swelling
- severe pain or discomfort
Also called peri-implant disease, your dental implant complication can be an inflammatory condition that affects the soft and hard gum tissues around your dental implants. Similar to a natural tooth, bacteria can build up on the base of the tooth implant, just below the gum line. Over time, this bacteria begins to irritate the gum tissue, causing it to become inflamed, damaging the tissue and if not caught early, causing the bone structure below the implant to deteriorate.
Peri-implant diseases are classified into two categories:
Peri-Implant Mucositis Disease
This is the beginning stage of gum inflammation and is found only around the soft gum tissues of the tooth implant, with no signs of bone loss. Generally peri-implant mucositis is the early stages that leads to peri-implantitis. Clinical studies suggests that peri-implant mucositis may be successfully treated and is reversible if caught early. DO NOT WAIT – CALL DR. WINSON TODAY!
Is the later stage of gum inflammation, redness, swelling surrounding the dental implant effecting the gum tissue with deterioration in the bone supporting the tooth implants. Peri-implantitis usually requires surgical treatment.
Signs of peri-implant diseases are similar to symptoms of gum disease the can include: red or tender gums around the dental implants, bleeding when brushing, pain in the effected area, and tooth weakness, or loose implants. Like your natural teeth, dental implants require daily tooth brushing and flossing and regular dental check-ups. Other risks factors for developing peri-implant disease include previous periodontal disease diagnosis, poor plaque control, smoking, and diabetes.
Dental Implant Failure and Problems
Something to keep in mind: Dental Implant Surgery can be an immediate success, with complications not developing until years later.
Frequent Long-term Complications of Dental Implants:
- Nerve or gum tissue damage occurring when implant is placed too close to a nerve. Signs of damage include numbness or tingling in your tongue, lips, gums, or face.
- Rejection of foreign object. This doesn’t occur often, but can happen. Your body simply rejects the implant. Signs of rejection include increased pain at the dental implant site, swelling, fever, and chills.
- Dental implants are placed in the upper jaw and protrude into your sinus cavity.
- Injury to the area surrounding gum tissue of the dental implant causing the tooth implant to loosen, resulting in dental implant failure.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Let’s Start With A Thorough Examination, Diagnosis, and Determine What Is Your Best Treatment Plan.
Please contact our office today. DO NOT WAIT. After your telephone consultation, and you come in for an appointment, Dr. Winson will give you a thorough exam to determine the best treatment plan to help you with your dental implant complications.
If the examination shows your tooth implant complication is treatable and the implant can be saved, Dr. Winson will diagnose the problem and discuss your treatment options. One of the treatment options is LAPIP. This laser treatment can create the environment for new bone regeneration and gum reattachment to the implant.
If the implant is too compromised to be saved, it may have to be removed and surgical defect corrected, and the implant subsequently replaced when the issue is resolved.
Depending on the level of infection, Dr. Winson may prescribe special mouth rinses and suggest a combination of other options to get your dental implants back on a healthy track. Treatment options may include antibiotics, surgery, laser therapy with surface decontamination, mechanical debridement, or antimicrobial therapy.
If the implant is too compromised to be saved, it may have to removed, the surgical defect corrected, and the implant subsequently replaced. In this case, we will thoroughly describe the treatment needed for a new tooth implant and will answer any of your questions.
The good news about dental implants is they function just like your natural teeth. The down side is, just like natural teeth, dental implants are capable of becoming diseased.
To minimize the likelihood of long-term problems, practice good hygiene to keep your mouth, natural teeth, dental implants, and gums healthy. Brush and floss at least twice a day, rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
With a proper oral health routine, your dental implants can last a lifetime. If you see any signs listed above, we can help.
Are you experiencing dental implant rejection? Please call 202.780.7708 NOW to speak to Dr. Dennis Winson, who can help you to determine the best way to SAVE YOUR TEETH.
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