Peri-implantitis is to dental implants what gum disease is to natural teeth. When untreated, the bacterial infection around your new implant can cause the attached bone structure to shrink away, leaving the implant mobile and susceptible to falling out. It is usually due to an unhealthy oral environment, untreated periodontal disease in adjacent teeth, or poor oral hygiene.
As periodontal health specialists, Drs. William Wang and Thomas Lin offer comprehensive laser dentistry treatments for peri-implantitis. Thanks to fast and effective solutions with a gum disease expert, you can preserve your implants and the investment you’ve made in your smile. If left untreated, peri-implantitis will ultimately result in the failure of the implants involved. To lower your risk of developing such conditions, we recommend a stringent oral hygiene routine as well as treating active periodontal disease prior to beginning any type of dental implant treatment.