Dental implants are made to last a lifetime, but in rare situations, they can fail. Though the issue isn’t with the implant itself, but with the surrounding tissue, the potential for costly and uncomfortable implant replacement or removal is real. Peri-implantitis is a condition in which the area around the base of the dental implant becomes infected and inflamed. You may also start to see deep pockets developing around your dental implants. Eventually, the implants can loosen, causing misalignment, and ultimately falling out. Deterioration of the underlying bone can also follow. At the very first sign of peri-implantitis, it’s important that you seek immediate treatment by contacting us at our Wantagh, NY office. The professionals here at South Shore Long Island Periodontics & Implantology can protect your investment from the complications of peri-implantitis if we catch it early enough.
With three board-certified periodontists on staff here in our Wantagh, NY office, we’re extraordinarily qualified to treat peri-implantitis, a rare but potentially serious condition. We offer both traditional and laser-based peri-implantitis treatments depending on your needs. While each is equally effective, laser technology adds some significant advantages to any procedure. The laser not only removes the need for scalpels, but it also destroys infection, cleaning the area as it’s clearing away diseased tissue. It’s also highly accurate, allowing us to pinpoint areas for treatment without unnecessarily impacting the surrounding tissue. Once the laser surgery is complete, there is little bleeding or swelling, and recovery can happen more quickly than with a scalpel-based procedure.
Take care of your investment! You’ll thank yourself in the long run. Dental implant surgery is a fairly extensive procedure, so it’s especially important that you maintain good oral health to prevent peri-implantitis. Brush and floss your teeth daily, visit your primary dentist regularly, and follow all recommended treatments if you develop symptoms. By doing so, you can reap the benefits of healthy, beautiful dental implants for years to come.
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