How can I avoid Periimplantitis?
Dental implant placement is a simple and fast procedure, but without proper care complications such as mucositis and periimplantitis and other peri-implant diseases may arise.
What is periimplantitis?
Periimplantitis is one of the most common complications in patients who undergo dental implant placement treatment, known as peri-implant diseases. Periimplantitis consists of inflammation of the tissues surrounding the dental implants. Some studies indicate that about 20% of patients may suffer from peri-implantitis. Periimplantitis can mean the loss of the implant, although most of the time it can be avoided by visiting the dental implant specialist when symptoms develop. Many patients with implants confuse peri-implant mucositis and periimplantitis. Mucositis only affects the soft tissues surrounding the implant, and can trigger a peririmplantitis that, in addition to affecting the soft tissue, affects the bone.