GUM & DENTAL IMPLANT CENTRE

Peri Implant Disease Treatment in Wollongong

Dental implants have revolutionized modern dentistry, offering individuals an opportunity to reclaim a confident smile and rejuvenate their oral well-being. Nevertheless, it is imperative to acknowledge that peri-implant diseases can give rise to complexities that demand specialized care. These inflammatory conditions stem from the accumulation of plaque and bacteria around the implant, mirroring the impact of gingivitis and periodontitis on natural teeth. The approach to treating peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis closely parallels that of addressing gingivitis and periodontitis. It involves removing plaque and bacteria from around the implant and restoring the health of the surrounding tissues.

Peri-Implant Mucositis

Safeguarding the vitality and longevity of dental implants hinges upon comprehensive periodontal maintenance. Within the spectrum of potential concerns, peri-implant mucositis stands as a reversible condition demanding meticulous attention.

Professional Dental Cleanings:

The pivotal role of professional dental cleanings in the crusade against peri-implant mucositis cannot be overstated. With adept precision, our dental practitioners diligently eliminate the presence of plaque and tartar from both the implant’s surface and the surrounding areas, using instruments that are tailored for this delicate task. Beyond the immediate benefits of inflammation reduction, this intervention expedites the rejuvenation of the delicate soft tissues surrounding the implant.

Better Oral Hygiene Habits:

The patients play a crucial role in the treatment of peri-implant mucositis. Our esteemed dental specialists underscore the imperative of impeccable oral hygiene practices. These practices encompass a rigorous regimen of regular brushing, interdental cleaning, and a methodical, gentle approach to implant maintenance. It is these practices that stand as the firm barrier, staunchly halting the progression of peri-implant mucositis in its tracks.

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Peri-Implantitis

Peri-implantitis is a severe gum infection that affects dental implants. ABeyond the erosion of the bone structure around the implant, this condition unfurls a panorama of symptoms—swelling, redness, bleeding, and an unwavering flame of inflammation. Left unchecked, its ramifications may culminate in the unsettling relinquishment of the implant itself. It has two primary forms of treatment: non-surgical and surgery.

Non-Surgical Approaches:

Mechanical Debridement: A cornerstone of non-surgical intervention, mechanical debridement orchestrates the comprehensive removal of infectious tissue, calculus, and plaque from the implant site. Our proficient dental practitioners use specialized instruments, meticulously cleansing the implant’s surface and its adjacent terrain. This procedure promotes a healthier environment and aids in the healing procedure.

Local antibiotics: When treating peri-implantitis, local antibiotics have a strategic place. Targeting the underlying illness, these medicines are injected into the contaminated part around the implant. This focused strategy helps to lessen the bacterial burden and stop inflammation.

Surgical Procedures:

Bone grafting: This treatment involves grafting bone to the region surrounding the implant to help replace missing bone. This aids in stabilising the implant and halting future bone resorption.

Reconstructive surgery: Reconstructive surgery involves the removal of damaged bone and surrounding tissue. This can aid in eradicating the infection and improve the tissues’ general health.

Implantoplasty: During this surgery, the implant’s surface is smoothed to make it simpler to clean. This aids in preventing the buildup of plaque and germs surrounding the implant.

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Janev
Janev
2023-09-03
I was referred to Dr Leo after 3 dental professionals had somehow missed out on diagnosing my gum problems. He was excellent. Calm, professional, experienced and very good at his job. He immediately found out the problem and worked out a treatment plan and home care strategies. Together they worked and my gum problems have greatly improved. I am very impressed and very grateful. Dr Leo knows his stuff and on the basis of my very positive experience, I highly recommend him. He has very good staff and a happy clinic which is a pleasure to visit
Phyl Lobl
Phyl Lobl
2023-08-31
Dr Liu at the Gum and Dental Implant centre has surpassed my expectations by providing expert technique in giving me restored dental health. His work is backed up by a professional team. Phyl Lobl
Abimbola Bello
Abimbola Bello
2023-03-17
Very lovely and professional team. Extremely friendly. Dr Liu is a very good doctor and takes time to walk you through what needs to be done. Thanks you
janice dolbel
janice dolbel
2023-03-14
I was a bit nervous at the beginning, but Dr Leo is a very kind gentleman, very experienced in his work. His team, Kelvin, Maria and Lexie are great to deal with. The facilities are spotless. Thank you all for making my experience less stressed. Janice Dolbel.
Erica Dunn
Erica Dunn
2022-12-08
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Pinky Ng
Pinky Ng
2022-11-28
I have been visiting this specialist since grand opening. I am really appreciated their ongoing friendly welcoming, high quality services and professional consultation. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for an outstanding dental specialist! They really doing a great job!
Rena
Rena
2022-11-18
Dr Leo Liu is fantastic! Highly skilled, passionate and caring. This is my first time experiencing gum treatment and it's been amazing. Despite being anxious about dental visits in general, I quickly realised that I was in highly competent hands and the procedure was as pleasant as can be. Should I require further treatment of this type, I will return to Dr Leo

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