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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 33 (2013), No. 5     15. Aug. 2013
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 33 (2013), No. 5  (15.08.2013)

Page 627-633, doi:10.11607/prd.1549, PubMed:23998151

Treatment of Peri-implantitis: Surgical Therapeutic Approaches Based on Peri-implantitis Defects
Parma-Benfenati, Stefano / Roncati, Marisa / Tinti, Carlo
Peri-implantitis is a frequently occurring inflammatory disease mediated by bacterial infection that results in the loss of supporting bone. Peri-implantitis should be treated immediately, but there is a lack of evidence regarding the most effective therapeutic interventions. Nonsurgical periodontics may be the treatment of choice in cases of peri-implant mucositis or if the patient has medical contraindications or refuses to consent to more appropriate treatment. Peri-implantitis defects will dictate the therapeutic approach and present a guideline for relative clinical management. The suggested therapeutic solutions are derived from clinical experience and are meant to be a useful guide.