Peri-implantitis: lack of high quality studies for surgical regenerative treatment

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This review of surgical regenerative treatment for peri-implantitis included 18 studies only 3 of which were RCTs. While a benefit is suggested the quality of the available studies is limited.

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What is the impact of peri-implant maintenance therapy?

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This review included 10 studies in a meta-analysis which suggests that peri-implant maintenance therapy is important for long the long term success rates of implants.

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Peri-implant disease: Limited evidence for the use of air polishing

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5 small studies were included in this review of air polishing for peri-implant disease. Some improvement in bleeding on probing was seen with air polishing but the quality of the evidence was low.

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Poorer implant outcomes in periodontitis patients?

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This review included 24 studies that showed a marked degree of heterogeneity but the findings suggest Implants placed in patients treated for periodontal disease are associated with higher incidence of biological complications, and lower success and survival rates than those placed in periodontally healthy patients.

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Peri-implant mucositis: adjuncts to improve professional plaque removal

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Only 7 small trials with 140 patients in total were available for this review. It suggests that adjunctive treatments did not significantly improve the efficacy of professional plaque removal in improving gingival indices, bleeding on probing or pocket depth.

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Peri-implantitis: lack of clarity on best self-management options

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This review identified 11 small trials looking at self-management options for peri-implant disease. The quality of the available evidence for the best management strategies for peri-implant mucositis is limited at present.

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Peri-implantitis: a common complication of dental implants?

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A mean prevalence of 22% (CI: 14-30%) was found for peri-implantitis and 43% (CI: 32-54%) for peri-implant mucositis in this review which included 15 studies. However, owing to the level of heterogeneity the results should be treated with caution.

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