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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Word of Mouth – Peri-Implantitis – What the heck is it?


I’m always surprised with the topics and questions my patients bring up. It is amazing how much information, including educational videos, is readily available these days.  It’s great that patients can take the opportunity to learn as much as possible about their dental care and treatment. It makes me feel like they are interested in their dental hygiene and care.

Just recently, a patient asked me about Peri-Implantitis. I was impressed they knew the term as the average person is not familiar with it. Some of the information they had come across in their reading was a little distorted, which is probably why they asked me about it.

Peri-Implantitis is inflammation around an implant which usually leads to bone loss and eventual loss of the implant. This is a well-known problem with traditional implant systems. So many articles I’ve read in dental journals lately seem to be focusing on this issue as well. Like other dentists, I also frequently encounter Peri-implantitis in my own practice.
Mini Implant Systems appear to minimize the occurrence of Peri-Implantitis. In my experience and my colleagues who regularly use Mini Implants in their practice, the complication of Peri-Implantitis is greatly reduced. Mini dental implants have many advantages over traditional larger dental implants.

I recently treated a patient who was so impressed with the Mini Impant I had placed that she insisted I remove an older traditional implant which was causing her a tremendous amount of discomfort. Needless to say, she is thrilled with the new Mini Implants and wished she had learned about them much earlier.

Much to my delight, my patient’s smile is bigger and brighter than ever.

If you would like to learn more about Mini-Implant, please contact my office for a complimentary appointment.

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Dr. Joe Haselhorst, DDShttp://napervilledentist.com
Doc Joe has been in practice for over 20 years in downtown Naperville. He taught for 17 years at Northwestern Dental School. He can be contacted at (630) 420-0013 or DocJoe@NapervilleDentist.com.

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