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Peri-implantitis Treatment in Seattle, WA

Protect Your Implants Against the Threat of Peri-Implantitis

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Problems with your Dental Implants?

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

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.