Though the purpose of a dental implant is to provide a permanent solution to missing teeth, sometimes patients who have both an implant and gum disease experience tissue recession known as peri-implantitis. If this happens, Infiniti Periodontics NYC provides solutions to save your smile.
What To Expect
What Is Peri-Implantitis?
Peri-implantitis is a degenerative condition that occurs when the soft and hard tissues surrounding the dental implant become inflamed due to improper hygiene, disease or infection.
Common symptoms of peri-implantitis include:
- Bleeding around the implant months or years after it was placed
- Receding gum tissue
- Irritated or swollen gums
- Bone loss.
- Deep pockets around a dental implant
- Mobile implants
At Infiniti Periodontics NYC, Dr. Li employs a few different techniques to treat peri-implantitis, depending on the patient’s needs. Sometimes, the best method of treatment is a surgical cleaning of the implant with additional bone grafting to preserve bone around your dental implant.
Another effective treatment for peri-implantitis is LAPIP™ laser periodontal treatment, which Dr. Li provides here at our office. This laser treatment targets infection beneath the gumline, removes harmful bacteria and plaque, and helps heal tissue pockets to restore your oral health and save your dental implant.
Both treatment options are dependent on the condition of your implant(s) and severity of the disease.
Our periodontist and team strive to bring you the best possible care and welcome any questions you may have about this condition and the treatments used to combat it. We are happy to create a comprehensive recovery plan with you and discuss your needs in detail to help restore your dental health.
To learn more about surgical cleanings or LAPIP laser periodontal treatment and peri-implantitis in New York, New York, please contact us below.