Treatment of periimplantitisPeriimplantitis
is an expression that describes the inflammation of the tissues around the tooth implant. Implant treatment begins to be used as the basic treatment of missing teeth or prosthesis stabilization. Unfortunately, with an increased number of implants implanted, problems of inflammation of tissues occur more often at the implanate – Periimplantitis. It is estimated that as many as 40% of implants after a period of 10 years after implantation are covered by periimplantitis. Untreated periimplantitis can lead to bone lowering at the implanand then to shake it up and need to be removed. As with other diseases, it is much easier to prevent periimplantitis than to treat them. The basic principles of taking care of implants are:
- follow-up visits combined with X-ray – at least every 12 months
- brushing implants like your own 2x teeth per day + rinsing mouth hygiene fluids
- immediate contact with the dentist if you notice any problems with implants – eg bleeding gums
Treatment of periimplantitis depending on the disease may be conservative or surgical. The initial stages of the disease, usually involving tissues, are treated softly by purifying the under-section of implants and appropriate hygiene habits. Advanced periimplantitis is usually treated with surgical methods, consisting in mechanical cleaning of the surface of the infected implant, laser disinfestation
and performing procedures to rebuild lost bone tissue. Surgical treatment, may be the last rescue board for infected implants before having to remove them. Faqs:
- Is the surgical treatment of periimplantitis painful? – The treatment of periimplantitis is performed under local anesthesia and is completely painless. After the procedure, there may be a small, local swelling of tissues caused by surgical intervention, usually disappears 1-2 days after the procedure.
- Does the treatment of periimplantitis give confidence in saving the tooth implant from removal? – treatment of periimlantitis, despite the use of the best known methods and materials, does not give 100% certainty of saving the implant, but usually significantly increase the chance of extending the life of the implant in the oral cavity. It happens that periimplantitis may return in the event of the appearance of causes that caused the appearance of the disease, e.g. inadequate oral hygiene.