Laser-Assisted Peri-Implantitis Protocol, known as LAPIP, is quickly becoming the preferred treatment option for patients that have developed peri-implantitis as a result of failed dental implants. Peri-implantitis is a severe stage of gum inflammation that, if left untreated, can lead to jawbone loss and other severe and lasting oral health complications. If you are a resident of Arlington, TX, and are suffering from dental implant failure, the LAPIP protocol is an advanced laser-based treatment option that helps regenerate healthy gum tissue and reintegrate dental implants in the pocket. Unlike other peri-implantitis treatments, LAPIP targets the source of inflammation, without damaging surrounding gum tissue.
Peri-implantitis is an oral disease in which severe inflammation attacks soft tissue around the gums and jawbone where dental implants have been placed. Much in the same way that untreated gum disease can affect the root of a tooth, progressive peri-implantitis results in an accumulation of bacteria that leads to inflammation and infection around a dental implant. Research has not yet identified the exact prevalence of peri-implantitis, but some reports suggest the condition affects up to 8% of dental implant patients. The good news is that peri-implantitis is fully treatable – and even reversible – in its earliest stages. Call our office today and schedule your LAPIP consultation with DFW Implant Center, located right here in Arlington, TX.
If you are a patient that is suffering from failed dental implants, be advised that few general dentists possess the skill and experience required to adequately treat peri-implantitis. At DFW Implant Center, periodontist Dr. Farhad E. Boltchi has over 25 years of experience in dental implant surgery, and in treating implant-related inflammation and disease. Dr. Boltchi uses PerioLase® for all LAPIP procedures, which is the most advanced treatment possible for implant-related gum disease and inflammation.
At DFW Implant Center, our LAPIP approach is the best option possible for peri-implantitis treatment in the Arlington, TX area. LAPIP is a superior treatment for a variety of reasons, one of the main ones being that it eliminates the need to surgically remove sections of bone and soft tissue that have been exposed to infection. Dr. Boltchi first numbs the area that is in need of treatment, then uses a special probe to assess the extent of damage in terms of pocket depth. Next, Dr. Boltchi uses an ultrasonic scaler tip along with a PerioLase laser to remove surface growth and eliminate bacteria around the dental implants. The laser allows stem cells from the jawbone and surrounding tissue to create a permanent enclosure that will protect the implant from future bacterial infections.
At DFW Implant Center, Dr. Boltchi goes to extraordinary measures to reduce bacterial exposure while placing dental implants. The ongoing philosophy at our office here in Arlington, TX is to provide each and every patient with not only a brilliant smile, but also with durable and reliable dental implants that will last for decades. In the event of peri-implantitis, our advanced LAPIP treatment halts progression of gum and jawbone loss, while simultaneously correcting inflammation-related problems with failing dental implants.
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