LAPIP Assisted Laser Peri-Implantitis Procedure
Peri-implantitis or disease around implants mimics periodontal disease around natural teeth. Just as periodontal disease or gum disease starts as minor redness and inflammation with bleeding around teeth, peri-implantitis also starts with inflammation of the mucosa around implants. The inflammation progresses to the point that bone around the implant gets affected and the implant eventually becomes loose.
signs/symptoms of moderate-advanced peri-implantitis
- swelling in the gums
- implant mobility
- bleeding gums
- change in gum color surrounding implant
- high gum sensitivity
- implant exposure (gum recession prevents adherence to the implant or crown surface)
- mild to severe pain around implant site
- excretion of pus from the implant’s surrounding tissues
Treatment options for Failing Dental Implants
LAPIP LASER PERI IMPLANTITIS PROCEDURE
The LAPIP protocol is a minimally invasive predictable laser treatment for failing implants. Studies show that 95% of implants treated with the LAPIP protocol were stabilized by new bone growth. No cutting or stitches are required.
A fiber the width of 3 human hairs is inserted between the implant and the gum. Laser energy kills bacteria, vaporizes cement, and stimulates stems cells found in your bone to reduce the bacterial infection and promote healing.
Utilizing the traditional surgical option a scalpel is used to cut the gum and flap back the tissue to expose the implant fixture, and then the infected implant is cleaned. Additional growth factors may be placed in the area and then the gum tissue is sutured back in place.