TwinLight® Peri-Implantitis

You may think that once you have a dental implant placed it needs no further care. But in order for your implant to be successful, you need to have healthy gums. This of course means brushing in the morning and the evening and flossing at least once a day. You should also see our dentist for your routine cleanings and exams, eat a balanced diet, and avoid using tobacco or engaging in other habits that can have a negative effect on your oral health. If you do not follow a strong home care regimen, plaque can build up around the implant, which can cause the loss of the supporting bone tissue. The result could be failure and loss of the implant. This condition is known as peri-implantitis. Symptoms of peri-implantitis include swollen or tender gums or gums that bleed while brushing and flossing.

There are several options for resolving this problem, and at Southern Boulevard Dental Corporation, Dr. Martin G. Goebbel will use the TwinLight® laser system to address it, restore your oral health and keep your implant in place. The TwinLight laser safely removes the plaque and tartar from the implant surface without damaging the implant. The treatment also removes inflamed and infected soft tissue and decontaminates the exposed bone surface, allowing for bone regeneration (regrowth) and thus saving the implant.

To schedule your appointment at our office for a peri-implantitis treatment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, call 505-892-8600 and speak with one of our team members.