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Treatment of Peri-implantitis Lesions with
Laser-assisted Therapy and a Minimally in
Invasive Approach: A Case Report
Elvan Efeoglua, Gulin T. Eyyupoglub a Professor, Dr, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Marmara University, Istanbul, b PhD Student, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Marmara University, Istanbul, ABSTRACT: In addition to conventional treatment modalities, the use of lasers has been increasingly proposed
for the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections. A 56-year-old female patient had 5 implants with se-
vere and painful peri-implantitis lesions. Local and systemic anti-infective therapies were performed as an adjunct
to mechanical treatment but suppuration still persisted. This condition resolved after 3 treatments with diode
laser (810 nm) irradiation (1.0 W, CW). During the operation, 2 failed implants were removed, and Er,Cr:YSGG
(2780 nm) laser was used for decontamination of implant sockets (1.0 W, 20 Hz) and implant surfaces (0.5 W,
20 Hz), then the implant sockets were augmented. After ten months, radiographic findings showed bone fill in
the area of removed implants and no lesions around remaining implants. Laser decontamination provided us with
the opportunity to augment the sites without losing soft and hard tissues.
J Oral Laser Applications 2008; 8: 109-116. Peri-implantitis has been defined as an inflammatory pathogens, other local, systemic, and genetic factors process affecting the tissues around an osseointe- must coexist in order for prolonged, active infection to grated implant in function, resulting in loss of support- actually take place. The most remarkable of these fac- ing bone.1 It has been reported that the microbiota tors include smoking, non-parallel implant direction, associated with peri-implantitis corresponds to that ob- excessive mechanical stresses on the implant, systemic served at sites with advanced periodontitis, and it has conditions, long-term treatment with corticoids, and been suggested that periodontal pathogens present in radiation and chemotherapy.5 the periodontal pockets of teeth may colonize newly Diagnosis is based on changes of color on the peri- inserted implants and give rise to tissue breakdown.2 implant mucosa, bleeding on probing, increased prob- This is very common in the case of partially edentulous ing depth, suppuration, peri-implant radiotransparency patients with active periodontal disease and who also and gradual loss of bone height around the implant.6 bear implants. In this group of patients, colonization of Clinically unhealthy implants are classified as "ailing" the peri-implant sulcus is observed in one month fol- or "failing".7,8 It is necessary to distinguish between an lowing the connection of the implant to its prosthetic ailing vs a failing implant to determine the treatment abutment.3,4 This colonization does not necessarily steps necessary to salvage the unhealthy implant. Im- imply that peri-implantitis will develop with the subse- plants exhibiting soft tissue problems exclusively are quent rapid loss of bone height; hence, it is suggested classified as ailing and have a more favorable pro- that, in addition to the presence of these periodontal gnosis.7,9 Peri-implant mucositis involves inflammatory Vol 8, No 2, 2008 changes confined to the soft tissue surrounding an im- ria kill rates of up to 99.4% have been attained.18 The plant.10 Therefore, an implant exhibiting peri-implant semiconductor 809-nm, the CO2 and Er:YA tG lasers
mucositis is an ailing implant. In some instances, the ail- ecommended, since it appears that they do not ing implant may have exhibited early bone loss along exert a negative impact on the implant surface. The with soft tissue pocketing.7,9 enerates the least amount of heat in the Clinically, lack of osseointegration leads to implant bone tissue surrounding the im plant.1 r
f The deconta-
mobility and subsequent failure. Therefore, a mobile mination mechanism of the lasers is based on their implant is a failed implant. Non-functional, failed im- thermal effect, which denatures proteins and produces plants must be removed to prevent the associated cell necrosis.21 Another type of laser with a low ther- bone loss from continuing. The option of removing the mal effect on the bone and implant surface is the implant, allowing for healing, and then placing a new Er,Cr:YSGG, which represents an improvement over implant should not be ruled out.11 the technical properties of the Er:YAG.6 Treatment options for ailing and failing implants are Further regenerative treatment will depend on the varied. The clinician should start conservatively and amount of bone loss and the esthetic impact of the im- progress to more invasive therapy, based on a system plant in question. The main problem is augmentation of of comulative interceptive supportive therapy (CIST).12 the area in intrabony defects surrounding the implant The overall goal of therapy is to establish a functional and implant socket after removing the implant; if bone restoration and acceptable esthetics. Therefore, any loss is advanced, it will be necessary to surgically de- therapy provided should arrest further loss of bone bride the soft, peri-implant tissues affected by the support and re-establish a healthy peri-implant mucosal chronic infection, decontaminate the microimplant sur- face and, finally, apply bone regeneration techniques Various therapies have been advocated for the reso- aimed at recovering the lost bone.22 Bone substitutes lution of the peri-implant infection and in the restora- should not be placed in infected sites. The clinician tion of the peri-implant tissues. The most conservative should be confident that any active or recent infection approach to treatment involves nonsurgical therapy.
has been properly treated.
This kind of treatment modality includes three subcate-gories: pharmacological therapy, occlusal therapy, andmechanical debridement.8,10 Pharmacological therapies include subgingival irrigation with disinfecting agents,and topical and systemic antibiotics.9,10 Bacteria associ- In this case report, a 56-year-old female patient with ated with failing implants have been found to be sensi- severe and painful peri-implantitis lesions is presented tive to the following antibiotics: penicillin G, amoxicillin, combination of amoxicillin and metronidazole, and Her chief complaints were continuous and extensive pain in the mandibular anterior region, extraoral red- Mechanical debridement of tissues surrounding an ness, and swelling, which made it painful for the patient implant using either plastic hand instruments or ultra- to touch this area. However, there was no lymphoid in- sonic instruments with a plastic tip has been suggested.
volvement observed. Intraoral examination revealed an Plastic instruments are necessary to debride plaque edentulous maxilla and a complete denture. This exam- from titanium dental implants without damaging the ination further revealed five implants in the anterior soft titanium surface.15, 16 mandible, which were inserted five years ago, two of The clinician may use a surgical approach when non- which failed with pus discharge and inadequately at- surgical therapies are not indicated or are unsuccessful.
tached gingiva (Fig 2), one of the implants was dys- In an implant affected by "infectious failure," the functional, and the last two were observed to have assumption is implant surfaces exposed to periodon- moderate and severe peri-implantitis. In the first and topathogens have become contaminated with endotox- second molars of the posterior mandible, gingival in- ins that may interfere with the repair process.16 The flammation with deep pockets and Class III furcation first step in surgical therapy is exposing and treating defects were seen. Moreover, mobility on left second the bacterially contaminated implant and bone tissue premolar and molars were observed. The patient was prescribed combined antibiotic In the literature, efficacy studies of surgical lasers as therapy amoxicillin-clavulanate (1000 mg) and ornida- a method of decontamination on different implant sur- zole (500 mg) for five days and instructed to apply faces depending on power intensities show that bacte- home care. The mechanical periodontal therapy with The Journal of Oral Laser Applications

Fig 1a Clinical view at first visit.
Fig 1b Radiographic view at first visit.
Fig 2 Inadequate gingival attachment and diffuse inflammation of
Fig 3 Povidone-iodine irrigation.
peri-implant and lip mucosa.
an ultrasonic device, plastic curettes, and intrapocket Subsequently, the surgical phase was planned to im- povidone iodine (10%) irrigation was performed for prove the success of the augmentation of the implant several appointments (Fig 3). However, pus discharge sockets with the help of Er,Cr:YSGG laser (wavelength was persistent around the two failed implants; there- 2780 nm) decontamination. During the operation, two fore local metronidazole gel (25%) was applied as an failed implants were removed (Fig 5), intrabony granu- additional treatment. Slight improvement and gingival lation tissues were eliminated (Fig 6), and Er,Cr:YSGG recession was observed, but pus discharge was still pre- laser irradiation was used to decontaminate implant sockets and implant surfaces with a Z3 probe (320 As all of these conventional treatment approaches μm) in a noncontact mode (Fig 7). The energy settings failed to stop the suppuration, it was agreed upon to on the control panel were 1.0 W, 20 Hz, 11% air, 10% support the treatment with laser decontamination water for implant sockets and 0.5 W, 20 Hz, 11% air, therapy. The condition resolved after three exposures 10% water for implant surface, and energy densities of to subgingival diode laser (wavelength 810 nm) irradia- 37.5 and 25 J/cm2, respectively.
tion with energy outputs of 1.0 W, continuous wave, Decontaminated implant sockets were augmented and 600-μm flexible fiber delivery system (Fig 4). with bone substitutes and collagen membrane (Bio-Oss®, Bio-Gide®) (Fig 8). Vol 8, No 2, 2008 Fig 4 Diode laser irradiation.
Fig 5a Removal of the bridge and spontaneous extraction of
2 implants.
Fig 5b The axes of the implants were not parallel.
Fig 6 Infected implant sockets and peri-implant bone defect.
Fig 7a Implant surface decontamination with Er,Cr:YSGG irradia-
Fig 7b Socket decontamination with Er,Cr:YSGG irradiation.
The Journal of Oral Laser Applications Fig 8a Alveolar augmentation with bone substitutes.
Fig 8b Placement of collagen membrane.
Fig 9 Placement of the e-PTFE membrane over the collagen
Fig 10 Appearance of the augmented area after six weeks.
Due to inadequately attached gingiva, a second layer satisfactory for the patient in terms of function and es- consisting of e-PTFE membrane was placed for protec- thetics (Fig 14). Follow-up is planned after the first tion of the augmented area (Fig 9). The healing period phase of treatment, with intervals of three months.
was uneventful (Fig 10). After ten months, radiographic findings showed bone fill in the area of the removed implants and therewere no lesions around the remaining implants (Fig This case presents the possible clinical consequence of 11). Consequently, the first phase of the main therapy incorrect treatment planning, including keeping peri- was completed. The patient preferred to postpone the odontally affected teeth, improper prosthetic restora- complete treatment. tions, and non-parallel implant direction on the long- The mobile premolars and molars on the left side of term stability of dental implants. Fardal et al4 also pre- the mandible were splinted with fiber-supported com- sented a case with severe peri-implantitis in a patient posite restorations (Fig 12). The patient's current fixed with refractory periodontitis. They suggested that the partial denture with implant abutment was not re- remaining teeth had acted as a reservoir for periodon- placed, but was cemented again temporarily. tal pathogens involved in the peri-implantitis lesions. Occlusal adjustment was performed (Fig 13), due to There is considerable evidence to support a cause combination syndrome. This part of the therapy was and effect relationship between microbial colonization Vol 8, No 2, 2008

Fig 11 Bone fill and preservation of bone level at tenth months.
Fig 12a Fiber splint material.
Fig 12b Fiber-supported
uni-composite restoration to
stabilize mandibular left pre-
molar and molar.
Fig 13 Occlusal adjustment to eliminate primary contacts.
Fig 14 Esthetic appearance.
and the pathogenesis of implant failures.23-25 Deconta- done iodine (10%) was also used as an adjunct to sys- mination of structured implant surfaces is difficult to temic antibiotics, and although subsequent local achieve, since conventional mechanical treatment ap- metronidazole gel failed to stop the suppuration, it did proaches, such as plastic curettes, sonic/ultrasonic somewhat decrease it. At the same time, mechanical scalers, and air-powder flow, have been proven to be debridement was performed at every appointment.
insufficient for obtaining a complete removal and elimi- During the nonsurgical phase of therapy, ceasing the nation of both plaque biofilms and bacteria on rough- disease activity and elimination of infection was thus ened implant surfaces.26,27 The use of topical antiseptic achieved by diode laser (810 nm) irradiation.
agents and locally applied antibiotics is recommended During surgical-phase planning, it is essential for the for implant detoxification. Povidone iodine is widely clinician to recognize unhealthy implants and to deter- used as a topical antiseptic in medicine and potentially mine whether they are ailing, failing, or failed. Ailing beneficial in the management of some periodontal dis- and failing implants are amenable to therapy. Implants eases.28,29 Controlled release devices that contain diagnosed as failed should be removed. Extraction of metronidazole (25%) are also beneficial agents in an- implants may result in a severely deformed alveolar timicrobial periodontal therapy.30 In this case, povi- ridge, and restoration of these cases is usually difficult, The Journal of Oral Laser Applications because of oral hygiene, esthetic, and prosthetic prob- lems. The most important measure to this end is to de- 1. Albrektsson T, Zarb G, Worthington P f
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