Peri-implant disease is an infectious disease that causes inflammation of the gum and the bone structure around a dental implant. Chronic inflammation causes bone loss, which can lead to a loose implant that eventually could fall out. The risk of inflammation and peri implant disease is much higher with implants in comparison with natural teeth, as the implant attachments are more fragile. If the gums are loose around the implants, harmful bacteria can grow below the gums causing bone loss.
Oral Health Information
Did you know that you may be able to pay for a Hydro Floss® Oral Irrigator with your flexible spending or health savings account? Eligible Medical Expenses include Dental issues so expenses for preventing and treating dental diseases are allowable for a Flex Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), or Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).