The Management of Retrograde Peri-Implantitis: A Case Report 1600-1602
Dr. MD. Nazish Alam,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontology & Implantology
Sree Balaji Dental College Narayanapuram, Velachery
Main Road, Chennai-100 (Tamil Nadu), India.
Peri-Implantitis is defined as an inflammatory reaction with the loss of the supporting bone in the tissues which surround a functioning implant. The peri-implantitis lesions are often asymptomatic and they are usually detected during the routine recall appointments. Careful probing around the teeth and the implants should be done routinely along with the radiologic evaluation during these check-up appointments. Retrograde peri-implantitis may sometimes prove even more difficult to identify, resulting in the loss of the implant. This paper presents a report of the extensive and the meticulous management of retrograde peri-implantitis and the implant being finally restored to health and the full functional status.