Something About Your Implant Not Quite Right?
Implants should be treated and cared for just like natural teeth – which means proper, meticulous daily homecare and regular cleanings and checkups. However, if at any time, something about your implant seems a bit off, an immediate evaluation is in order. Peri-implantitis, inflammation impacting the gum and bone tissue around implants, is a significant threat, and can lead to the loss of supporting bone and the implant itself if not promptly addressed.
Causes of Peri-Implantitis
Poor oral hygiene
Excess dental cement
Ill-fitting crowns or restorations
Are You Experiencing Peri-Implantitis Symptoms?
One or more of the following symptoms surrounding your implant is cause for concern:
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Swollen gums
- Gum tenderness
- Change in color or texture of gums
- Presence of pus
- Loose implant
- Implant starting to show
Protect Your Investment With Peri-Implantitis Care
Prompt treatment of peri-implantitis is critical to saving your implant and protecting your investment. As Seattle’s premier implant surgeon and member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Darrin Rapoport holds a wealth of implant expertise, and can treat your peri-implantitis by rooting out causative agents, getting you back on track to enjoying your oral health and your smile.
Peri-implantitis poses a serious hazard to the health of your implant and quality of living. If your implant exhibits any of the symptoms of peri-implantitis, please contact our office for an appointment with Dr. Rapoport as soon as possible.