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A pragmatic approach to manage
peri-implant biological complications
Peri-implant biological complications, i.e., peri-implant mucositis or peri-implantitis, are frequent after implant installation. Prevalence rates of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis present a wide range due to inconsistency in the used disease definitions. It is estimated that almost every second patient is affected by peri-implant mucositis and about every forth to fifth by peri-implantitis of some extent (Derks & Tomasi 2015; Diaz et al. 2022; Salvi et al. 2019). Due to these high numbers and the constantly increasing number of implant installations (Klinge et al. 2018), diagnosis and management of peri-implant biological complications are integral parts of the daily clinical work.
Caution parents – risk of infection!
Untreated periodontal disease in parents can negatively influence the development of their children’s oral microbiome and promote the development of a dysbiotic oral microbiome.
Periodontal treatment improves more than just the periodontium in diabetics
A non-surgical periodontal treatment can reduce the long-term blood glucose level (HbA1c) in type 2 diabetics by 0.3% and this effect persisted even after six months following treatment.