Peri-implantitis/implant disease treatment with Keene, NH dentist

If you have a dental implant placed, it is important that you take proper care of it and the rest of the smile. This is because certain conditions, such as peri-implantitis, can result in the loss of the implant and destruction of the surrounding tissue and bone. Peri-implantitis is a disease that can affect dental implants and requires treatment by a trained professional in the area of Keene, NH.

Peri-implantitis causes

There are several risk factors that can increate a patient’s chance of developing peri-implantitis. These include:

  • Smoking
  • Blood disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic health issues
  • Past diagnosis of gum disease
  • Poor oral health habits at home
  • Genetic conditions
  • Poor implant placement
  • Bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding)

Peri-implantitis symptoms

  • Deepened gum pockets that harbor bacteria
  • Gum recession around the dental implant
  • Bleeding and irritation at the gumline
  • Plaque buildup along the gums
  • Red, swollen gum tissues
  • Loss of supporting bone as seen on x-rays
  • Exposure and visibility of the implant support post
  • Changes in the bite or chewing abilities
  • Sensitivity around the dental implant
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Loose and unstable dental implant

Peri-implantitis stages

As with other conditions, there are several stages of peri-implantitis. By catching the problem early, Drs. Tae Kwon and Howard Yen of Monadnock Perio and Implant Center of Keene, NH can effectively address the issue as soon as it occurs. Our team of professionals can take x-rays and provide a proper diagnosis, then take action to help maintain the dental implant whenever possible. In some cases, especially in the later stages of peri-implantitis, the implant may need to be removed and the area treated and healed before an implant can be placed again. Dental implants require bone to be healthy and sufficient for successful placement.

Contact Monadnock Perio and Implant Center today

Dr. Kwon and Dr. Yen have published and lectured routinely to other dentists and surgeons to teach how to manage implant complications including peri-implantitis. They are not only the specialists for placement of implants, but for managing implant problems, which make them very unique and special compared to other dentists and surgeons.

Keene, NH area patients who are faced with peri-implantitis symptoms are encouraged to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with Drs. Tae Kwon and Howard Yen. Our practice is equipped to provide the diagnosis, treatment, and even prevention of many dental concerns. The office is located at 819 Court Street, Unit A and assists patients who call for an appointment at (603) 215-5800. We are here to help new and established patients with their dental health needs.