Problems With Your Dental Implants?
LAPIP™ is a Comfortable, Proven Solution.
Dental implants are exceptional ways to restore the look of your natural smile. However, some patients experience dental problems such as peri-implantitis, a condition that affects the hard and soft tissues surrounding the implant. Peri-implantitis can lead to serious deterioration of the teeth, gums and bone adjacent to the prosthetic tooth.
To prevent further damage in patients suffering from peri-implantitis, the periodontists at Madison Avenue Periodontics may suggest using the laser assisted peri-implantitis procedure (LAPIPTM). This technologically-advanced solution uses lasers to deep clean and reshape the area affected by peri-implantitis with the aim to protect and enhance the patient’s oral health. When combined with proper, consistent at-home and in-office periodontal hygiene, LAPIP can effectively stop progressive bone loss, gum inflammation, decay and more.
How Does The LAPIP™ Procedure Work
After peri-implantitis has been diagnosed, our doctors will take steps to try to reduce the inflammation in the gums surrounding the tooth implant. These steps usually include deep cleaning in the dental office, and the prescription of medications that the patient will need to take at home. The patient may also be asked to perform specific oral hygiene routines in the morning and at night.
If these techniques do not completely eliminate peri-implantitis, laser gum surgery may be utilized. During LAPIPTM laser gum surgery, our doctor will decontaminate the surface of the dental implant after pulling back the tissues to expose the implant post. At this time, he or she may also reconstruct the bone and gum tissues around the implant. After the procedure is finished, the patient will usually take post-operative pharmaceuticals to lessen the chance of complications.
LAPIP™ Procedure Case Study
A 90 year-old female patient — chief complaint of soreness in her gum around an implant.
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If you have implants and think you have peri-implantitis, please contact us immediately. The LAPIPTM treatment offers many important benefits and we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care available and will make sure you feel the difference our dedication makes to your smile.