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


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?


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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Peri-implantitis: lack of high quality evidence for surgical approaches


Today we look at a review of surgical treatments for the management of peri-implantitis. 21 studies were identified but only 5 were randomised trials, only one of which was at low risk of bias. While all approaches provided some benefit the available evidence is limited.

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Peri-implantitis: little evidence that particular non-surgical treatments are better than debridement alone


This Bayesian network meta-analysis only included 11 small studies of overall low quality. While the greatest reduction in PPD was seen with debridement in conjunction with antibiotics the difference are small so it is difficult to conclude that any particular non-surgical treatment for peri-implantitis performs better than debridement alone

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Review finds limited evidence for laser treatment in comparison to conventional treatment of peri-implantitis


Peri-implantitis is a common reason for the failure of dental implants and a number of different treatments for managing this condition have been suggested (Dental Elf 26th Jan 2012). The aim of this review was to assess whether laser therapy was effective either as a monotherapy or as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of [read the full story…]

Limited evidence for surgical treatments for peri-implantitis


It has been reported that implantitis affects between 2-47% of implants and with the number of implants being placed rising years on year more patients are likely to be affected.  The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness of different interventions for the treatment of peri-implantitis. Searches were conducted in Medline, PubMed, Embase [read the full story…]

Currently little evidence to support smoking as a risk factor for peri-implantitis


Dental Implants are now seen as a predictable treatment strategy for restoration in the partially or totally edentulous patient. Peri-implantitis is one potential complication and the prevalence has been reported as ranging from 6 – 28%. Smoking has been identified as a potential risk factor. The aim of this review was to assess the evidence [read the full story…]

Lack of evidence for the effectiveness of reconstructive procedures for treating peri-implantitis


As the number of dental implants being placed increases it seems inevitable that the numbers affected by peri-implantitis will also increase.   Peri-implantitis is inflammation of the peri-implant tissues accompanied with changes in the level of crestal bone and with the presence of bleeding on probing and/or suppuration, with or without concomitant deepening of peri-implant pockets. [read the full story…]

No reliable evidence to suggest which is the most effective treatment for peri-implantitis

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With the increasing numbers of dental implants being placed there is growing interest in the  problem of peri-implantitis,  as studieshave  shown that it could occur it around 16% of those placed.  Various approaches to treatment have been used and this latest update of a Cochrane review aimed  to identify the most effective interventions for treating [read the full story…]