Periprosthetic oral surgery refers to surgical procedures performed in the mouth on or around dental implants or other types of oral prosthetics. These surgeries are done to address complications that can occur following the placement of an oral prosthesis, such as an implant or denture.
Periprosthetic oral surgery can involve several procedures depending on the specific problem and may include:
Peri-Implantitis Treatment: Peri-implantitis is a condition that can occur when bacteria accumulate around a dental implant, leading to inflammation and bone loss. Peri-implantitis treatment may involve removing the infected tissue and cleaning the implant surface to prevent further damage.
Implant Removal: If a dental implant fails or becomes infected, it may need to be removed. The surrounding bone tissue may need to be treated or augmented to support a replacement implant.
Bone Grafting: In some cases, bone loss may occur around a dental implant or other oral prosthesis. Bone grafting may be necessary to replace the lost bone tissue and provide support for the prosthesis.
Soft Tissue Repair: If there is damage to the soft tissues around a dental implant or other prosthesis, repair or reconstruction may be necessary.
Periprosthetic oral surgery is typically performed by an oral surgeon or periodontist and requires specialized training and expertise. It is important to follow the dentist's instructions for post-operative care to ensure a successful recovery and minimize the risk of complications.