Peri-implantitis is similar to periodontitis in natural teeth, however it occurs around a dental implant. It is characterized by the loss of bone surrounding the implant as well as inflammation and gum recession. As with traditional periodontal disease, early diagnosis is key to saving the dental implant and returning the mouth to a complete state of health.
LAPIP® (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure) is a modification of the LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol and can effectively treat the unique challenges of peri-implantitis. The laser is able to gently remove this diseased tissue without harming the healthy tissue surrounding it. The healthy tissue is allowed to regenerate, creating consistent and positive results in the regeneration of supporting tissues and bone.