peri-implantitisPeri-implantitis could be treated if the implant is brushed with a round titanium brush to remove debris.

New research, published in the Journal of Oral Implantology, looked at a novel surgical procedure to combat peri-implantitis.

The researchers used a round titanium brush to clean the implant and maintain a rough surface, a regenerative approach to incorporate bone graft materials was used to rebuild the bone around the implant.

After a two-year follow-up period, the researchers found that the bone level was preserved following the use of this technique and there was a reduction in chair time.

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‘The results obtained in the present two cases emphasise the importance of mechanical decontamination by eliminating the contaminated surface and creating a new rough surface for a regenerative approach in the treatment of severe peri-implantitis,’ the researchers said.

‘This technique has the advantages of effective cleaning of the contaminated implant surface and produce positive clinical and radiological results during the two-year follow-up period.

‘However, further studies are necessary to verify the reliability and validity of this technique.’

Full text of the article, ‘Surgical Treatment of Severe Peri-Implantitis Using a Round Titanium Brush for Implant Surface Decontamination: A Case Report With Clinical Reentry,’ Journal of Oral Implantology, 43(3) is available at: http://joionline.org/doi/full/10.1563/aaid-joi-D-16-00163.