Category: Peri-Implant

Five Tips: How To Treat Patients With Peri-Implant Mucositis

Do you have many patients with peri-implant mucositis? Do you know what is more important when treating these patients? Here are five tips:

1st Advice: Pay Special Attention To Risk Groups

Peri-implant mucositis is very frequent. Systematic work together shows that more than 63% of patients with implants consulted suffer from it. Smokers suffer especially. In the case of patients with total prostheses supported by implants, more plaque is usually found in the support elements than in patients with partial prostheses. Therefore, pay special attention to these patients at risk.

2nd Tip: Avoid Going Further

If peri-implant mucositis occurs, the situation may get even worse, and there is a risk of periimplantitis. To avoid this, it is necessary to reduce mucositis, since subsequent damage can be very serious. A measure of known efficacy is the mechanical removal of bacterial deposits. The additional use of selected preparations for the control of germs can contribute to the success of the treatment.

3rd Tip: Perform Periodic Reviews

Periodic reviews are essential in the case of patients with peri-implant mucositis. They check if the peri-implant tissue shows symptoms of inflammation and if there is a recession. It should also be carefully observed if plaque has accumulated in the implant.

Making bacterial deposits visible with a fluorescent indicator liquid (e.g., Plaque test) helps to advise the patient as to the causes. The risk areas, which require special attention during brushing, are clearly identified. The motivating success of dental hygiene is easily demonstrated. Similarly, you can explain the possibilities and usefulness of professional dental cleaning. Thus your patients will be more willing to invest in these measures.

4th Advice: Perform A Professional Cleaning

Periodic professional cleaning of the teeth should take care and maintain in the long term the quality of the surfaces of the more or less resistant materials and the hard tissue. This is true both in the case of implant treatments and for restorations or natural tooth substance. It is essential to avoid irreversible scraping with an unsuitable cleaner, either with prophylactic pastes or very abrasive cleaning powders. On the one hand, microorganisms settle earlier on rough surfaces. On the other, resin or ceramic restorations lose their aesthetic shine and tend more to discoloration.

5th Advice: Oral Care According To The Problem

The personal oral care is very important for oral health and long – term conservation of implant treatments. It is even more important when a mucositis has already occurred. Similarly, the depth of the users’ bags was reduced. During the entire application period, no stains or changes in flavor were observed. The use of the mild flavor gel was high. An oral care gel should be easy to use. Thus it can be easily integrated into the daily brushing routine.