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What is Peri-Implant Disease?

Posted on 12/10/2021 by Ronald Watkins
What is Peri-Implant Disease?Peri-implant is an inflammatory condition affecting the hard and soft gum tissues around dental implants. Just like your natural tooth, bacteria can build up around one of the implants and cause infections. With time, the condition irritates the gum tissue and causes inflammation. This can significantly damage the gum tissue. If left untreated, the bone structure below the implant will start deteriorating and risk tooth loss.

Types of Peri-Implant Disease

There are two types of peri-implant disease. The most common one is called peri-implant mucositis. In this type of disease, you will experience gum inflammation only around the dental implant's soft tissues. There are no signs of bone loss with this condition. Generally, this type of peri-implant disease is a precursor to peri-implantitis. When caught early, this condition can be treated because it is reversible. This is why it is essential to come in for checks immediately you notice signs of peri-implant disease.

Another type of peri-implant disease is peri-implantitis. With this condition, you will experience gum inflammation around the soft tissue and rapid deterioration in the jawbone supporting the affected dental implant. This condition is advanced and cannot be reversed easily. To treat it, we have to perform a surgical procedure.

Knowing some of its symptoms is important because peri-implant disease poses a great risk to your oral health. Generally, signs of this condition are almost similar to those of gum disease. For instance, you will notice tender or red gums around the implants. You will also experience bleeding when brushing. It is essential to keep in mind that dental implants also need brushing, just like your natural teeth. This is why it is essential to take good care of your dental implants by brushing them regularly. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on peri-implant disease.
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