Published: 12/15/2016

While dental implants are a great way to give you the smile and degree of oral health you want and deserve, they aren’t without their limitations. Some patients experience swelling around their implants, which is known as peri-implantitis. If you’ve noticed a change in your implants, Drs. Mark and Tom McCawley and the rest of us at the McCawley Center for Laser Periodontics are here to introduce you to the LAPIP® protocol.

How the Procedure Works

What’s so great about this particular procedure is that it’s minimally invasive, mainly due to the use of cutting-edge laser technology. Such innovation allows our periodontists to make quick work of peri-implantitis without the need for incisions.

During the procedure, the laser targets the inflamed area of the gum tissue and eliminates harmful bacteria and infection that has developed. Once the procedure is complete, patients don’t have to worry about an extensive recovery period, sutures or bothersome incisions.

Additional Benefits of the LAPIP® Protocol

Besides those mentioned above, there are additional benefits of the minimally-invasive procedure. For one, patients don’t have to worry about being put under; in most cases a local anesthetic or nothing at all is needed. Another advantage is the protocol actually encourages the regrowth of the gum tissues, meaning there’s no need for resectioning.

The Importance of Eliminating Unhealthy Tissue

Even though dental implants in Ft. Lauderdale make for a great option for patients who have lost their teeth due to periodontal disease, the disease can still continue even after the individual receives implants. It’s essential that patients receive proper treatment ASAP if they hope to protect their teeth, implants, bone structure and oral health.

If you think your gums might be inflamed around your dental implants, schedule an appointment with us today. Contact us today to learn more about the LAPIP® protocol and its many benefits to you and your oral health.

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