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LAPIP® Can Solve Dental Implant Problems

Did you get dental implants because of tooth loss caused by advanced gum disease or another condition? If you have begun to experience dental implant problems, why not consider LAPIP® as a viable solution?

What Is the Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure?

Laser assisted peri-implantitis procedure, commonly referred to by the acronym LAPIP®, is used when dental implants do not work as expected. Most dental implant patients have minimal or no problems associated with their tooth implants, but some do develop peri-implantitis. This is an inflammation affecting the bone and soft tissues that are in contact with the implant. If left untreated, peri-implantitis can lead to the breakdown of hard and soft tissues.

LAPIP® is one of the treatment methods proven to prevent the long-lasting effects of peri-implantitis. The lasers that are used during LAPIP® surgery sanitize and shape the area that has been affected by peri-implantitis. Over time, this region of the mouth should be able to heal and stop the possibility of future bone deterioration, gum issues, and rapid decay.

How Do You Know If You Could Have Peri-Implantitis?

You may be at risk of peri-implantitis or you may already have peri-implantitis if any of these signs or factors apply to your situation:

  • A past dentist performed a tooth implant surgery that was not done correctly.
  • You did not have enough bone density to support a dental implant but were given dental implants anyway.
  • The site of your tooth implants has not been regularly cleaned or checked.
  • Your dental implant area has begun to ache or hurt. You may also have sensitivity in the area.
  • You find yourself regularly grinding your teeth to combat an unusual feeling where your dental implant is.

If any of these conditions sounds familiar, call KR Perio at North Miami Beach Office Phone Number 305-652-2255 to schedule an examination with Dr. Katherine Rodriguez.

Understanding How LAPIP® Treatment Works

Our team trusts LAPIP® because it is a proven, comfortable procedure. LAPIP® involves the deep cleaning of the inflamed areas of the mouth caused by peri-implantitis. The LAPIP® treatment is efficient and effective. It involves cleansing and sanitizing the affected teeth and gums, and may be used to reshape or reconstruct soft and hard tissues at the same time. Often, patients are prescribed medications post-LAPIP® treatment, as well as specific cleaning techniques, so they can continue treating their peri-implantitis at home. 

Never Allow Dental Implant Problems to Go Unchecked!

How to Avoid Having Future Dental Implant Problems

If you have had peri-implantitis, it is important that you take steps to avoid further complications. Some of these steps include taking proper care of your teeth and gums at home, as well as coming to your dentist for regular checkups. If you do notice anything unusual in or around the site of your tooth implants, please contact us right away at North Miami Beach Office Phone Number 305-652-2255.

Are you having dental implant problems in North Miami Beach, FL?
Call KR Perio right away to find out if LAPIP® might be the right treatment! Simply contact us at North Miami Beach Office Phone Number 305-652-2255.