What is peri-implantitis?
Peri-implantitis is an infectious disease that causes inflammation of the gum and the bone structure around a dental implant. Chronic inflammation causes bone loss, which can lead to a loose implant that eventually could fall out. The risk of inflammation and peri-implantitis is much higher with implants in comparison with natural teeth, as the implant attachments are more fragile. If the gums are loose around the implants, harmful bacteria can grow below the gums causing bone loss.
Since the implant attachment to the gums is very fragile, you must know that the risk of inflammation is much higher. There is more space for harmful bacteria to grow and this can cause bone loss.
Some of the risk factors are:
- Genetic sensitivity to both
- Bone loss around implant
- Redness and swelling of the mucosa
- Pus Formation
- Pain around a possibly movable implant
Untreated peri-implantitis can have nasty consequences. Bone loss is one of them which can result in losing your implant. It is very important to treat this problem fast and efficiently. The TOOTH-guideline of Dr. Blijdorp will give you the information you need.
How to prevent peri-implantitis
Our products with active oxygen will help preventing peri-implantitis from happening. Blue®m products:
- Normalise and control harmful bacteria in the peri-implantary pockets
- Accelerate the wound healing process after implants
- Accelerate the healing of bleeding gum
In order to treat or even prevent peri-implantitis, Dr. Peter Blijdorp recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with bluem toothpaste and rinsing twice a day with our alcohol-free mouthwash. Subsequently, apply our oral gel one or two times a day below the implant or wherever needed and leave the gel as long as possible on the spot. Use the Terumo syringes to apply the gel on the hard-to-reach areas in the mouth. See your dentist and ask for Bluem to treat Peri-implantitis!
FAQ about peri-implantitis
Can you have a full peri-implantitis treatment in one day?
This is possible, but it is still in it’s experimental fase. There is not a lot known about the success of these “one-day” treatments. The more time implants get to grow in a strong position, the smaller the risks problems will occur.
Can you make a bridge on an implant and own tooth?
This is possible, but not advisable. The constructions often get destroyed. This has got to do with your own tooth which is “movable” and an implant isn’t. Because of this fact all pressure is on the implant which can result in breakage of the implant itself.
Can you place a new implant when the other is lost?
This should be possible. It depends how the old implant got lost. If the cause is known, a new implant can be placed when the bone is healed.