Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace any damaged, missing, discolored, or diseased teeth. Since dental implants are truly an investment in a patient’s dental health, function, and look, it’s very important to take good care of them so they can last a lifetime. This includes patients keeping their gums healthy.
At times, the gum tissue surrounding a patient’s teeth and dental implants can be become infected due to various reasons, including improper or infrequent dental hygiene or care. This may lead to a condition known as peri-implantitis, which can result in the necessary removal of their dental implants and/or long-term damage to the affected area. To avoid this the LAPIP™ Laser can be used to ensure the patients dental implants In Monroe, CT remain in-tact.
What is Peri-Implantitis And How Does It Affect My Dental Implants?
Peri-implantitis is a serious condition that can affect the success of dental implants. Peri-implantitis consists of inflammatory changes in the area surrounding a dental implant. It can be caused by bacterial infection, alveolar bone loss, or trauma to the surrounding tissue. This condition can be painful, cause bleeding during brushing and flossing, and create an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
These bacteria can then enter the implant site and cause a reaction that leads to inflammation and tissue destruction. Without proper treatment, it can even cause a patient’s dental implants to fail completely.
Fortunately, advances in technology have provided a caring and skilled periodontist with the LAPIP laser protocol, an innovative solution. This revolutionary new way of implementing laser dentistry has several advantages and can help improve dental implant outcomes for those living with peri-implantitis.
How The LAPIP Laser Treats Peri-Implantitis Around Dental Implants
The LAPIP laser is a new technology that revolutionize the way dental treatments are performed. This innovative form of laser therapy is capable of treating periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, with minimal invasiveness and maximum effectiveness around a dental implant. It is a first-of-its-kind device that targets the root cause of gum disease and eliminates it in a process known as photo-thermal ablation.
The LAPIP laser is a hand-held device that delivers precisely targeted laser energy. This highly controlled, low-level laser energy penetrates deep into the tissue and deposits heat at the precise location of disease or infection. This heat is then absorbed by the bacteria, resulting in their death. The unique laser tip sits in the patient’s mouth for about 90 seconds, and utilizes a gentle, low-level light to treat the gum tissue.
The LAPIP laser does not burn or damage tissues surrounding the dental implant In Monroe, CT. The patient can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure, and with wonderful advantages. Some of the advantages LAPIP lasers give in treating the area around dental implants Include:
- Little to no bleeding
- Faster recovery and healing time
- No need for sutures or other foreign products that the body may reject
With the LAPIP Laser, patients can be free of the pain, discomfort, and burden of peri-implantitis surrounding their dental implant.
Get The Peri-Implantitis Around Your Dental Implants Treated With Us
Don’t hesitate to come to our caring and advanced office. Be free of the inflammation and discomfort of peri-implantitis around your dental implants with our LAPIP laser. Get in contact with Dr. Richard Amato and our experienced team at our Advanced Periodontics & Dental Implant Center of Connecticut office to schedule an appointment today!