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Dental Implants are a great way of replacing missing teeth. Here at Parkfield Dental Practice, we have above all an extremely high success rate, although sometimes an implant can fail due to a form of gum disease called Peri-implantitis.

What is Peri-implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory disease, marked by bacterial infection and the gradual loss of bone around a dental implant. Not only does this cause inflammation however, but can also cause the bone to recede, loosening its grip on the dental implant. Peri-implantitis can occur at any time after an implant has been placed, even several years later.

What are the symptoms of peri-implantitis:

• Not always symptomatic
• Possible dull ache, tenderness on brushing or touch
• Bad taste possible if pus present
• Possible mobility
• Swollen lymph nodes

How does Peri-implantitis occur?

There are a number of risks, including:
• Poor oral hygiene
• Nicotine/tobacco use
• Poorly controlled systemic conditions (e.g. diabetes, osteoporosis)
• History of periodontitis
• Bruxism (grinding of teeth)

Prevention and treatment

A good oral health care routine which includes regular brushing, interdental cleaning and regular dental checks at our practice in Didsbury goes a long way in the prevention of Peri-implantitis. Most noteworthy, it is far better to spot and treat the early warning signs before reaching the point where consequently damage is done to the bone.

Treating Peri-implantitis can be extremely challenging. First of all, we begin with meticulously
cleaning under the gum of the implant using ultrasonic scalers and jet-polishing. There may also be grafting with bone materials required, in order to replace the missing bone tissue or thicken the surrounding gum. Furthermore, you may also be required to take a course of antibiotics.

Please contact our practice in Didsbury today, to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397.

Parkfield Dental practice has a large patient list covering all South Manchester including; Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley.

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