Implant Rescue


Antibacterial irrigation is essential to implant health.

Even though dental implants have a decent rate of success, things can go wrong. Whenever problems occur regarding your dental implants, you have to act fast in order to save it. Do not worry – we’re happy to help regardless of who placed or restored your implant!

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms or problems with your implant?

  • Uncomfortable biting pain within the implant
  • Implant site is swollen or reddened
  • Pus discharge near or within the dental implant site
  • General discomfort
  • An unpleasant smell or taste all over your mouth
  • Gum recession around the implant site
  • Dark colour within the site
  • The implant site is difficult to clean

Implant Rescue - Toledo Periodontist

You should understand right away that infection and bone loss can take place around the implant without any pain. If you’re concerned, you should have a dental implant evaluation as soon as possible.

Peri-implantitis

Dental implants, just like natural teeth, are at risk of becoming infected because of bacteria.  These infections can cause a serious form of gum disease known as Peri-Implantitis.  Peri-Implantitis is the loss of bone around the implant because of infection. This type of infection can progress slowly or quickly – it depends on the patient and his/her dental habits. The only way to save the implant is early intervention. However, ignoring the early signs and symptoms of this disease, such as bleeding and pain, can lead to the destruction of the implant.

We have the necessary skills and knowledge to fully restore the health and function of your dental implant. Our team has spent many years on the treatment of gum tissues, and already knows their way around dental implant troubles.

Our mission is to help patients achieve excellent outcome regarding their dental implant troubles. Through regular maintenance appointments, we can help prevent future dental implant complications. More importantly, we will see to it that your dental implant concerns are expertly treated.

Frequently Asked Questions — Peri-implantitis

Peri-Implantitis is a bacterial infection that can affect the gums and bone surrounding a dental implant. It is often associated with the loss of bone support, bleeding and suppuration (pus). If left untreated, Peri-Implantitis could lead to dental implant loss and other possible complications.

Peri-Implantitis causes bacterial infection around the implant due to a plethora of different reasons. Some of these reasons are medical condition, failure to go to maintenance, lack of dental hygiene, and poor dental crown management. Poor nutrition is another key factor.

Any factors that increase bacteria growth will contribute to the worsening of Peri-Implantitis.

Here are the major risk factors:

  1. Smoking
  2. Poor oral hygiene habits
  3. Untreated Periodontitis
  4. Uncontrolled Diabetes
  5. Non-compliance with dental maintenance advice

    • Patient symptoms are a combination of pain, implant’s unnecessary movement, and a bad taste. You should be mindful of these symptoms because it’s easy to underestimate them.
    • Signs observed by your dentist or hygienist include: suppuration (pus), bleeding, increasing probe depths, and potential bone loss.

Surgical treatment can be used to reverse bone loss through the following methods:

  • Re-preparing and disinfecting the implant surface
  • Disinfecting and re-preparing the implant surface with bone regeneration priority.

If left untreated, the infecting bacteria will multiply and cause persistent bone degradation. This may cause pain, a bad taste, and the loss of the implant. It may even cause the destruction of adjacent teeth. The state of the bone loss can compromise your options for further dental implants.

It is best to be in a dental office that specializes in monitoring the early signs of Peri-Implantitis. As with most dental infections, it is best to identify and treat Peri-Implantitisright away.

One of the most successful methods for cleaning dental implants is the use of antibacterial irrigation. We offer this service for any dental implant, including those ones not placed in our practice by Dr. Caudry. Along with proper oral hygiene and adhering to regular maintenance, these treatments are essential in preventing any bacterial infection in your mouth. After all, we want you to have the best dental health ever!