Treating Gum Disease around Dental Implants in Stuart, FL
The gum tissue that surrounds your dental implants, much like the tissue around your natural teeth, can develop a periodontal infection, or peri-implantitis. relieves peri-implantitis with laser gum disease treatment in Stuart, FL. The Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure (LAPIP®) is an excellent alternative to osseous surgery and is performed utilizing laser technology instead of traditional scalpels and sutures. Patients often ask the following similar questions about the procedure:
- What is peri-implantitis?
- What are the symptoms of peri-implantitis?
- What is LAPIP®?
What is Peri-Implantitis?
Peri-implantitis is the inflammation and infection of the tissue around a dental implant. As periodontal infection is known to deteriorate bone and your titanium implant is anchored by bone, peri-implantitis requires immediate attention to save your dental implants.
What are the Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis?
The symptoms of peri-implantitis are that of gum disease: bleeding, inflamed gums, bad breath, and gum recession. The consequences in health are the same as well. If neglected, the condition can worsen and you will likely lose bone volume as well as your dental implant. Your overall health may also be affected, increasing your risk for stroke, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. The only difference between peri-implantitis and gum disease is that the infected tissue is surrounding a dental implant instead of your natural teeth. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, contact our office to schedule gum disease treatment in Stuart, FL.
What is the LAPIP®?
LAPIP® is a modified application of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). The PerioLase® MVP-7™, employed in laser gum surgery for natural teeth, is critical to the treatment of gum disease around dental implants in Stuart, FL. The laser is able to target bacteria and diseased tissue without harming your dental implant or your healthy gum tissue.
The treatment of peri-implantitis is vital to the longevity of your dental implant as well as the state of your oral health. For your LAPIP® consultation, call Dr. DeTure and Dr. Follweiler in Stuart, FL today.