What Is Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a widespread health problem, which is estimated to affect more than half of the adult population. The disease destroys healthy adhesion gum over the roots of the teeth, leading to inflammation of the gums, gum recession, and loss of bone around the teeth. If left untreated will lead to tooth mobility, moving and ultimately loss of the tooth or teeth. The same principle apply to Implants but with different response from them. That called perimplantitis and is more complicated to treat.
The implants precisely need more attention and care as our natural teeth. In case of negligence by the patient – not good information’s and guidance from the clinician – not early detection, microbial agents can cause a bacterial biofilm on the surface of the implant.
In early detection of the problem the periodontal treatment deliver results.Surgical intervention may needed for treatment of perimplantitis. Sometimes removal of the implant is the final and only option. Replacement is quite often possible with another implant.
The best results we achieve with frequent visits and controls and scaling (cleaning) from a dental professional or an implant trained hygienist. The bone condition , the accurate fit of the prosthesis and the correct implant placement from the implantologist are the fundamental principles to preserve and help the patient to maintain the implant for as long as possible.