Peri-implantitis, or more commonly know as an infection around dental implants, may happen if bacteria in the mouth destroys bone around a dental implant. Patients may experience pain, puffiness of the gum, bleeding around the implant or infection draining from the implant site. Peri-implantitis is difficult to treat with conventional debridement, since it is impossible to clean all the threads of an implant, leaving a lot of bacteria and calculus on the implant body.
Fotona LightWalker TwinLight is a minimally invasive periimplantitis treatment combining dentistry's two best laser wavelengths: Er:YAG and Nd:YAG to significantly enhance treatment success rates and shorten healing time.
Er:YAG laser is used to remove microbial composition and to treat the damaged alveolar bone around the implant. It is suitable both for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis treatment, in which case the Nd:YAG laser is also used for bacterial reduction and biostimulation, as well as for more extensive treatments that require surgical therapy.
Removal of granulation tissue from the alveolar bone and connective tissue with Er:YAG laser is selective. The bactericidal effect of Er:YAG on the surgical site is highly effective and the implant surface is completely cleaned without chemicals.
The subsequent Nd:YAG treatment step promotes faster healing by decontaminating and biostimulating the tissue. Inflammation, swelling, and bleeding of soft-tissue lesions, which may lead to bone loss, can be handled without surgery, and healthy peri-implant tissue assure greater long term implant success.