Patients who have noticed swelling around an implant may need to visit OC Advanced Periodontics for a LAPIP® peri-implantitis treatment. Peri-implantitis is the inflammation of tissue around the implant and can cause infection and the loss of a dental implant. Call Dr. Huston if you want to receive LAPIP peri-implantitis treatment in Tustin, California. LAPIP is a modified protocol of the LANAP® procedure, but while LANAP treats gum disease, LAPIP treats peri-implantitis. This is an inflammatory condition similar to gum disease. Periodontal pathogens develop around failing dental implants, causing the deterioration of both the hard and soft tissues located there. If left untreated, you may lose your dental implant and experience other oral health problems.
LAPIP stands for Laser Assisted Peri-Implant Procedure and is used to treat peri-implantitis. We direct the PerioLase MVP-7 to remove the dark pigmented gram-negative anaerobic pathogens that cause this disease. This procedure reduces inflammation, allows healthy tissue and bone to regrow, and renews the stability of the implant. If you have noticed changes in your implant or the tissue surrounding it, visit our office to see if your need LAPIP peri-implantitis treatment.
Peri-implant mucositis, the early form of peri-implantitis, is the inflammation of soft tissue around a dental implant. If left untreated, this disease can lead to bone loss around the implant or loss of the implant.
Peri-implantitis, which is caused by the buildup of tartar at the implant site, is the inflammation of bone and tissues around a dental implant. It is imperative that this condition be treated as soon as possible to prevent loss of the dental implant.