Peri-implantitis Treatment Sugar Land, TX
Is Your Implant at Risk of Failure?
Peri-implantitis is a serious bone and gum condition threatening the health of tissues surrounding a dental implant. It is also the leading cause of failing dental implants. To be successful, implants require the support of healthy, stable bone and gum tissue that is free from disease. Avoiding or prolonging peri-implantitis treatment only increases your risk for failing dental implants, bone loss and other oral health concerns. Factors such as poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, excess dental cement and diabetes are common causes of peri-implantitis. Our experienced, knowledgeable team at Sugar Land Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is highly skilled at treating peri-implantitis and its symptoms and restoring health to your smile with effective care.
Signs and Symptoms of Peri-Implantitis
Early diagnosis of peri-implantitis is crucial to the longevity of your implant and your oral health. We strongly encourage you to contact our office if you notice any signs or symptoms of the condition. Commonly, you will not experience pain as a symptom of peri-implantitis. By receiving routine dental hygiene appointments, potential symptoms will be identified and treated before the condition worsens.
Though some cases are asymptomatic, most patients with peri-implantitis experience one or more of the following conditions surrounding their gums and implants:
- Tender gums
- Bone loss
- Presence of pus
- Implant mobility
- Exposure of metal threads
- Deep periodontal pocketing
The Importance of Treatment
Our periodontists have advanced expertise in treating peri-implantitis to save your dental implants, and your smile. We perform both surgical and non-surgical procedures to effectively address the condition. Treatment includes gentle retraction of tissue around the implant, which allows for removal of diseased tissue and reshaping of damaged bone. Our BIOLASE WaterLase® REPAIR™ Implant Protocol is a minimally invasive approach, harnessing the power of laser to restore health to the tissues around your implant. A personalized evaluation of your peri-implantitis condition allows our team to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.