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Periimplantitis in dental implants: how to avoid it?

Can we suffer a peri-implantitis in dental implants shortly after undergoing the intervention? No medical procedure is risk-free, despite the extensive cases of success or positive results, and this is one of the possible consequences that you should take into account.

According to Jorge Ferrús, periodontist and implantologist, the success rate of implants is 98%, Therefore, at first, you should not worry about any external factors or side effects in your intervention. 

What is peri-implantitis and how does it arise?

Peri-implantitis in dental implants is a infection of the oral cavity in which the root tissues become inflamed around the new dental crown, causing palliative bone loss. 

This is a radical and more serious consequence of a peri-implant mucositis, which occurs when the bacterial plaque accumulated in the gum causes the white tissues and mucous membranes to become inflamed, but without directly affecting the bone. 

Both They are differentiated by their level of severity and symptoms that accompany them. Although it is essential to maintain correct oral hygiene after the intervention, it is more common than you might believe, which makes it more important to attend regular check-ups.

Why does peri-implantitis occur in implants?

Peri-implantitis in dental implants can be due to various reasons, although in most cases they are related to unhealthy lifestyle habits of the patient. If you want to look for a direct cause, they could be:

  • biological causes, such as the location of the bacterial flora on the surface of the implant, the poor quality of the supporting bone or occlusal overload when chewing.
  • Errors or problems during the intervention of dental implants, generating subsequent consequences in functionality.
  • poor oral hygiene, which can lead to gingival infections.
  • Periodontal diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis, which make the use of the dental implant difficult.
  • excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco after the operation.

Although these are the main causes, the reality is that it can be due to a simple implant placement (as we have already mentioned), and therefore it is essential that you go to professionals who provide quality treatment.

Main symptoms of peri-implantitis

But how can you Identify that your toothache is peri-implantitis for dental implants? The reality is that, if there is any sign of anomaly after the intervention, you should go to your specialist, but we will help you analyze the symptoms of this problem. 

  • Pain in the gum surrounding the implant
  • Redness of the gum tissue.
  • Mobility of the implanted tooth.
  • Tartar accumulation around the implant.

Furthermore, one of the main symptoms that can confirm the development of this problem is loss of bone holding the implant. However, we can only verify this going to the specialist and performing an x-ray of the oral area.

Consequences of peri-implantitis: what can it lead to?

Peri-implantitis in dental implants Should not be a problem if identified and resolved in time, but ignoring the problem and not treating it when it arises could lead to more serious problems for oral health.

Some of these consequences may be bleeding gums constantly and at any time of the day (due to his weakness), the loss of bone structure that holds the tooth due to wear and, in effect, the mobility of prostheses until his fall.

How is dental peri-implantitis cured?

The first step to treat peri-implantitis of your dental implants is to go to a professional with the aim of receive the specific diagnosis: Do you have peri-implantitis, or is it just peri-implant mucositis that can be resolved easily?

Once you know what the problem is, two types of procedures can be performed:

  1. If it is peri-implant mucositis, a thorough cleaning of the plaque and tartar accumulated in the tissues surrounding the tooth will be carried out to prevent them from spreading.
  2. If the situation has worsened and you have developed peri-implantitis, a cleaning of the area surrounding the implanted tooth will be carried out, to continue with a regeneration or reinsertion treatment.

In most cases, reimplantation of the tooth should be chosen to avoid developing again the problems that the patient's health has suffered until now.

Dental Corbella, your trusted clinic to end your peri-implantitis

Do you want to go to professionals who will correctly carry out your dental implant treatment, or help you deal with the problems that arise from it? At Dental Corbella our first consultation is free. We diagnose your case and help you with everything you need. 

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