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How to prevent periimplantitis

How to prevent periimplantitis


When looking for information about dental implants you might have surely came across the warning about periimplantitis.  This is the destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. In most cases the origin of periimplantitis is in the accumulation of oral biofilm or plaque around dental implants.



If it is not treated in time, the periimplantitis can cause the loss of the dental implant. Which is why we must always stay vigilant of any warning signs and you should follow these guidelines to prevent the development of this pathology:

  • Harmful habits. Some harmful habits such as smoking, are directly related to the failure of dental implants. Thus, it is recommended to leave these habits as they also relate to serious oral diseases such as oral cancer.
  • Oral hygiene. The cleaning routine in the area surrounding area of the implant and the implant itself should be the same or better than with other dental pieces.  Remember to brush daily, after each meal and for two or three minutes. It is also important to supplement brushing with other techniques, such as mouthwash or dental floss.
  • Visit the dentist. Visits to your dental implant specialists are essential to keep your mouth healthy. Dental X-rays can detect problems in dental implants and the doctor will also check the border of the implants to ensure the surface shows no signs of trouble.

Dental implants are one of the most safe and durable to replenish the loss of a tooth solutions. To avoid complications such as peri-implantitis, it is advisable to keep the mouth healthy day by day. This way you can smile, talk, chew … Without even remembering that you have a dental implant.



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