Save your dental implant from failure! If infection has affected your dental implant, it may be at risk for failure. Peri-implantitis is a site-specific infection disease causing inflammation in your gums and bone loss in areas adjacent to your implant. Similar to periodontal disease, peri-implantitis is caused by a buildup of plaque and bacteria in the area between the gums and implant. The result is an infection in the gums, bone loss in the jaw and potential implant failure. Dental implants can last a lifetime with the proper care, so any issues should be immediately addressed.

Symptoms of peri-implantitis include:

  • Red, inflamed gums
  • Gums that are bleeding abnormally
  • Pus formation around the implant and gums
  • Pockets forming between the implant and gums
  • Dental implant post showing above gums
  • Gum recession and bone loss

Drs. John Thousand and Robert Thousand offer many effective treatment options for peri-implantitis in St. Augustine and Palm Coast, Florida. No matter which treatment you and our periodontists decide on, we first need to remove any bacterial buildup from around your dental implant and crown.

The ultimate goal is to help save your dental implant. We invite you to call 904-794-1000 as soon as possible if you think you may have peri-implantitis. Trust a professional with your smile, oral health and quality of life. Trust Dental Specialists of North Florida.