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Peri-implantitis treatment in Chaska, MN

Common Signs of Peri-Implantitis

Common signs and symptoms of peri-implantitis include:
Changes in Implant Position If you notice the implant seems to have shifted from its original position, it's crucial to seek professional evaluation as it could be associated with peri-implantitis.
Unpleasant Taste or Odor Persistent bad breath or a foul taste in your mouth, even after proper oral hygiene, may indicate an underlying issue like peri-implantitis.
Increased Sensitivity Heightened sensitivity or discomfort around the dental implant could be an early warning sign of peri-implantitis.
Bleeding Gums If you notice bleeding from the gums while brushing, flossing, or even during regular activities, it could be an indication of peri-implantitis.
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Implant Site Inflammation

What Is Peri-implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is an infection around dental implants, causing inflammation, bone loss, and potential implant failure. Good oral hygiene and early treatment are vital.
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Peri-implantitis is a term used in dentistry to describe a condition characterized by inflammation and infection of the tissues surrounding dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible materials like titanium, which are surgically placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth (such as crowns, bridges, or dentures).

Similar to how natural teeth can develop periodontitis (gum disease) due to poor oral hygiene and bacteria buildup, dental implants can also experience a similar condition known as peri-implantitis. It occurs when bacteria accumulate around the implant site, leading to inflammation and subsequent destruction of the surrounding bone and soft tissues. If left untreated, peri-implantitis can lead to implant failure and the loss of the implant.

Symptoms of peri-implantitis may include:

Critical Peri-Implant Care

Compelling Reasons to Addressing Peri-Implantitis

Discover why tackling peri-implantitis is essential for long-lasting dental health. From preventing implant failure to preserving your smile’s aesthetics, these reasons underscore the importance of timely intervention.

Preserve Implant Longevity

Peri-implantitis can lead to bone loss and tissue damage around the dental implant, weakening its support structure. Treating peri-implantitis promptly can help preserve the longevity of the implant and avoid the need for costly and complex replacement procedures.

Prevent Implant Failure

Advanced peri-implantitis can result in implant failure, requiring removal and replacement of the implant. Treating the condition early can prevent the loss of the implant and the associated discomfort, time, and expense of implant replacement.

Maintain Oral Health

Peri-implantitis not only affects the implant itself but also the surrounding gum and bone tissues. Untreated peri-implantitis can spread to neighboring teeth, leading to gum disease and potential tooth loss. Addressing the issue can help maintain overall oral health.

Stop Progression of Infection

Peri-implantitis is caused by bacterial infection, which can spread and cause systemic health issues if left untreated. By fixing peri-implantitis, you can stop the progression of infection and reduce the risk of complications affecting other parts of your body.

Avoid Aesthetic Concerns

Peri-implantitis can cause gum recession, inflammation, and pus formation around the implant site. This can lead to an unaesthetic appearance, affecting your smile and self-confidence. Treating the condition can help restore a natural and pleasing appearance.

Prevent Discomfort and Pain

Peri-implantitis often causes discomfort, pain, and sensitivity around the implant area. Treating the condition can alleviate these symptoms and improve your overall quality of life by allowing you to eat, speak, and smile without discomfort.

Act now to fix peri-implantitis, preventing complications, discomfort, and potential implant failure. Schedule your consultation today.

Dental Implant Wellness

Process for Managing Peri-implantitis

Diagnose and assess peri-implantitis. Clean implant surface, apply antimicrobials. Surgical intervention if needed. Regenerative procedures for bone loss. Monitor and educate patient.


Diagnosis and Assessment

Proper diagnosis is crucial. Thoroughly examine the implant site, assessing clinical signs such as bleeding on probing, suppuration, pocket depth, and radiographic bone loss. Confirm the presence of peri-implantitis by comparing current findings with baseline data.


Professional Debridement

Remove bacterial biofilm and calculus from the implant surface using mechanical and ultrasonic instruments. Debride gently to avoid damaging the implant surface. This step aims to eliminate the source of infection.


Antimicrobial Therapy

Apply locally-delivered antimicrobial agents, such as chlorhexidine or antibiotics, to the affected area. These agents help reduce bacterial load and promote healing. Systemic antibiotics might also be considered, especially if there’s evidence of systemic involvement.


Surgical Intervention

In cases of advanced peri-implantitis, surgical treatment may be necessary. Access flap surgery allows for better visualization and debridement of the implant surface. During surgery, contaminated implant surfaces can be treated, and defects can be addressed through procedures like bone grafting or guided tissue regeneration.


Implant Surface Decontamination

Thoroughly clean the implant surface using specialized instruments like titanium brushes or air-abrasive systems. This step aims to remove any residual bacteria and improve re-osseointegration.


Regenerative Procedures

In cases of significant bone loss, guided tissue regeneration or bone grafting may be required. These procedures aid in promoting bone growth and improving the overall structural support around the implant.


Maintenance and Monitoring

Implement a strict maintenance schedule. Regular follow-up visits allow for ongoing assessment of peri-implant tissues, early detection of any recurrence, and timely intervention if needed. Encourage excellent oral hygiene practices for the patient.


Patient Education

Educate the patient about the importance of oral hygiene, regular check-ups, and potential risk factors. Emphasize the role of smoking cessation, proper nutrition, and systemic health in preventing peri-implantitis.

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Peri-implantitis treatment FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover answers to common questions about peri-implantitis treatment. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and effective treatment options available at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN. Preserve the health and longevity of your dental implants with our comprehensive peri-implantitis care.
Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the tissues surrounding dental implants. It can lead to bone loss and implant failure if left untreated. Our dental clinic in Chaska, MN, offers effective peri-implantitis treatment to protect your investment and preserve the longevity of your dental implants.
Peri-implantitis is primarily caused by bacterial infection and inflammation around the dental implant. Poor oral hygiene, smoking, systemic diseases, and certain medications can contribute to the development of this condition. Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings are crucial to preventing and managing peri-implantitis.
Common signs of peri-implantitis include redness, swelling, tenderness, bleeding around the implant site, and the formation of pus. You may also experience loosening or discomfort around the implant. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics for a thorough evaluation and appropriate peri-implantitis treatment.
The treatment for peri-implantitis aims to eliminate infection and prevent further bone loss around the implant. It may involve deep cleaning, removal of bacterial deposits, and disinfection of the implant surface. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to address advanced peri-implantitis. Our experienced dental team will customize a treatment plan based on the severity of your condition.
Early detection and timely intervention are essential in managing peri-implantitis effectively. While the bone loss cannot be fully reversed, proper treatment can halt its progression and stabilize the implant. With proper maintenance and regular checkups, you can preserve the health and longevity of your dental implant.
Peri-implantitis treatment is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. You may experience some mild discomfort after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Our dental team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics will prioritize your comfort throughout the treatment process.
Yes, peri-implantitis can often be prevented with good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits. Proper brushing, flossing, and using antibacterial mouthwash around the implant area are crucial. Avoiding smoking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also reduce the risk of developing peri-implantitis.
With early detection and appropriate treatment, many dental implants affected by peri-implantitis can be saved. Our experienced dental team will assess your implant’s condition and recommend the best course of action to preserve your dental implant and restore oral health.
Neglecting peri-implantitis treatment can lead to further bone loss and implant failure. The condition may worsen, causing complications that require more extensive and costly treatments. Seeking timely treatment at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics is crucial to maintain the health and function of your dental implants.
Regular dental checkups are essential for monitoring the health of your dental implant and preventing the recurrence of peri-implantitis. Our dental team will recommend a personalized recall schedule based on your oral health needs and the success of your peri-implantitis treatment.

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Meet The Team

We have a team of experienced, board-certified estheticians and periodontists near you, trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.

Dr. Lauren Hubbard

Lauren Hubbard


Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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Dr. Fatima Tiwana

Fatima Tiwana

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fatima Tiwana is a Dental School Gold Medalist. She Practiced general dentistry for 7 years before attending the Periodontics Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and completing her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. Dr. Tiwana has practiced as a periodontist for over 8 years and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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Unleash the Power of Prevention and Reclaim Implant Longevity

Discover the ultimate solution to protect your dental implants and preserve your captivating smile. Act now to conquer peri-implantitis and ensure the longevity of your dental investments. Embrace the future of oral health with our expert guidance and innovative strategies. Don’t let peri-implantitis dim your dazzling smile – click to schedule your consultation and embark on a journey to implant wellness today!

What our customers say

Paula stacke

September 21, 2023
Nikki was great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

Andy Busch

September 14, 2023
Amazing place. Dr.Miner is great!!!! The staff is excellent and very welcoming! Do not hesitate to get dental work done here. I recieved extensive dental work here and I can’t express how thankful I am at how great everyone is here. Dr.miner, danyelle, Nikki, and lauren are all beyond awesome. Professional people and are making something that is very nerve racking to me, a very easy and welcoming process.

Matthew Johnson

May 31, 2023
The best dentist I’ve ver used. Timely and great service. They don’t oversell, and my teeth haven’t looked better!

Amanda Hance

April 27, 2023
We have been really happy here since switching dental offices. Very clean environment and the staff is all friendly and professional. To top it off they are all amazing with children! My young daughters have had only positive experiences and enjoy coming!

Whitney Walz

April 26, 2023
It’s hard to beat the dentist I had growing up which created a positive impression of dentists for me — but West Lakes I’m Chaska has done it! Everyone I’ve worked with is thorough, efficient, and super nice. Also, Colleen is fantastic. She goes the extra mile when dealing with insurance, she provides estimates before services are performed, and she has fit me into the schedule last minute.

mary manning

April 21, 2023
Life-changing major dental implant experience here. These thoughtful, fun professional and knowledgeable women guide you patiently through the entire process, and somehow transform fear into excitement to get to your next appointment! Forever grateful I found this dental home!!

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