LAPIP™ Peri-Implantitis Treatment

Why Dental Implants Fail

Dental implants represent the most ideal tooth replacement solution in dentistry today. Made to mimic teeth and designed to last for a lifetime, dental implants can successfully replace any number of missing or failing teeth in the most natural way possible. Dental implants have provided life-changing solutions for patients with severe bone loss edentulism, and many other conditions that make tooth replacement difficult. Unfortunately, despite their incredibly high success rate, dental implants can still develop complications.

Failing dental implants, though rare, presents a risk to your oral health and must be treated as soon as possible. One of the most common causes of failing dental implants, peri-implantitis, can now effectively be treated by our experienced Rancho Mirage, CA periodontist, Dr. Ellie Love, with a protocol known as LAPIP™. This revolutionary treatment utilizes dental lasers instead of conventional cut-and-sew methods patients often associate with pain and long recovery times. With LAPIP, our skilled periodontist can restore the health of your gums and save your dental implants from needing removal!

Common Reasons for Dental Implant Failure

  • Peri-implantitis
  • Improper placement
  • Grinding and clenching
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Dental trauma
  • Smoking or tobacco use

Our LAPIP Treatment Process

Before any periodontal treatment begins at our practice, our trusted periodontist, Dr. Love, completes a thorough evaluation. With years of experience and a high level of training behind her, she will offer a few options for your care. In many cases, LAPIP may be the most ideal solution.

LAPIP treats peri-implantitis much like LANAP®  treats gum disease. If you need peri-implantitis treatment for ailing or failing dental implants, it is most likely because bacteria and infection are present on the implant post below the gum line. This infection can cause the gums to be inflamed and pull away from the implant. With the LAPIP treatment process, we use a dental laser to gently vaporize calculus buildup on the implant post, remove diseased tissue around the implant, and eradicate bacteria from the treatment site. This dental laser also creates a cauterizing effect with the soft tissue, helping form healthy blood clots that accelerate the healing process and regenerate new tissue growth around the implant post. Commonly, LAPIP treatment can be completed in a single appointment, helping you improve and sustain the health of your dental implants and your smile!

Why Choose LAPIP for Failing Dental Implants?

  • Fast, effective, virtually painless treatment
  • Safe and minimally invasive
  • Minimizes bleeding and swelling
  • Regenerates new tissue growth
  • No harm to healthy soft tissue
  • Accelerated healing and recovery

Call us at Rancho Mirage Office Phone Number 760-836-1809 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Drs. Kheirkhahi-Love or Butler today!