Addressing Peri-Implantitis: Causes, Effects, and Solutions

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October 17, 2023

Welcome, esteemed readers. In today’s comprehensive piece, we take a focused look at peri-implantitis, a prevalent issue affecting individuals with dental implants. This complication, characterized by inflammation around implants, bone loss, and potentially the eventual loss of the implant, requires prompt attention and appropriate care. I am Dr. Dmitry Gorbatov, with three decades of enriched experience in cosmetic and implant dentistry, stationed on the scenic South Ocean Drive in Hollywood, Florida.

An Insight into Peri-Implantitis

Peri-implantitis is a dental concern that necessitates both professional and individual attention. Understanding its onset, progression, and the adept techniques to counteract it can be pivotal in safeguarding the longevity of your dental implants and overall oral health.

The Criticality of Immaculate Cleaning

The genesis of peri-implantitis often lies in inadequate cleaning of the implants. A rigorous cleaning every three months is non-negotiable, not semi-annually or biennially. We strongly advocate for the integration of Airflow cleaning. Unlike conventional methods that leverage metal instruments, Airflow cleaning employs a specialized powder and antibacterial solution under pressure to achieve a thorough, almost ‘sandblasting’ effect, ensuring impeccable cleanliness.

The Implications of Crown Shape and Dietary Habits

The shape of the crown adorning the implant can significantly influence the risk of peri-implantitis. Flat crowns can harbor food particles, instigating gum inflammation and subsequent bone loss. Hard foods, including nuts and carrots, exacerbate this situation. It triggers a recurrent cycle of inflammation and temporary relief, systematically eroding the bone surrounding the implant, culminating in chronic inflammation.

Bite Equilibrium and Implant Health

The balance of your bite is intrinsically linked to the health of your implants. Misaligned bites can exert horizontal loads on the implants, instigating bone loss and recurrent inflammation. The absence of acute pain often leads to negligence, exacerbating the condition over time.

Proactive Measures and Expert Interventions

If you’re experiencing redness or puffiness around your implants, an immediate consultation is imperative. At Dr. Gorbatov’s world-class dental facility, we extend comprehensive examinations to ascertain the bite accuracy, implant position, and restoration shape. Existing peri-implantitis cases benefit from our advanced Airflow cleaning and laser treatments. These approaches, coupled with periodontal treatment and bacterial reduction programs, facilitate swift soft tissue healing and bone stabilization.

Conclusion

Peri-implantitis isn’t a condition to be overlooked. It requires a blend of professional intervention and informed self-care. Ensuring regular, meticulous cleaning, being wary of dietary choices, and seeking expert consultation at the earliest signs of discomfort can be instrumental in preserving both the implant and your radiant smile. For personalized solutions and expert care, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at our prime location on Ocean Drive.

We are committed to your dental well-being and invite you to subscribe to our channel for more insights and guidance. Thank you for your attention, and here’s to a future of radiant smiles and exemplary oral health. Have a splendid day!

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