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Peri-implantitis – Lessons from a Case

Peri-implant disease is a condition that affects the soft and hard tissue surrounding a dental implant. Recent studies suggest that it affects as many as one third of implant patients and occurs in one fifth of all implants.

Dr. Trudy Nwachukwu is a periodontist from Saskatoon and a member of both the Canadian and American Academies of Periodontology. In this “case-study” interview with Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, Dr. Nwachukwu walks through a typical presentation of Peri-implantitis, citing the key risk factors in this all too common condition, including the presence of excess cement. She outlines investigative procedures, surgical treatment and clinical re-evaluation, and offers valuable advice to general dentists charged with the ongoing care of post-surgical patients.

We hope you find the conversation useful. We welcome your thoughts, questions and/or suggestions about this post and other topics. Leave a comment in the box below or send us your feedback by email.

Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team

At minute 6.58, Dr. Nwachukwu mention that the symptoms of peri-implantitis resolved in over 80% of cases. The correct figure is 70%. 


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