While dental implants have retained a significantly high success rate of 98 percent, there is unfortunately always a possibility for ailing or failing dental implants. Many factors can attribute to failing dental implants, but the most common is peri-implantitis, an inflammatory condition similar to that of gum disease. Peri-implantitis is characterized by an infection of the gum tissue due to the presence of bacteria (oftentimes a result of poor oral hygiene) than can progress until irreversible damage occurs, causing failing dental implants. If you have noticed that the gum tissue around your dental implant is red, tender, or swollen, seek professional treatment in Scarborough, ON before it is too late! We are trained in laser dentistry treatments and certified to offer the minimally invasive LAPIP™ treatment protocol for peri-implantitis.
LAPIP is a treatment protocol that uses dental lasers to vaporize bacteria and remove diseased tissue and infection from around failing dental implants. Without needing to create incisions in health gum tissue, LAPIP can reverse the effects of peri-implantitis and restore implant stability more comfortably than through conventional treatment measures. With the dental laser, we clear away infection and disease in the area, then remove buildup from the dental implant post. If necessary, bone around the implant is reshaped if it has been damaged. Once the area has been cleared of bacteria and infection, LAPIP dental lasers can both cauterize the treatment site and stimulate the regeneration of new tissue and bone growth around ailing or failing dental implants! With this minimally invasive alternative to extensive restorative surgery, patients can experience a comfortable treatment ultimately aimed at saving their failing dental implants!