Maintenance therapy after periimplantitis treatment is in the focus of the last part of the lecture series by Professor Dr. Stefan Renvert, University of Kristianstad/Sweden, held on the EDA Early Dental Workshop. He depicts the effective possibilities and the necessities, especially in patients, who had suffered from periodontal issues before.
We have to realize that all patients with a pathoperiodontal record are to be counted as high-risk patients. Therefore they have to be integrated into a tight recall programm. By this the dentist has the chance to detect and to treat inflammation quite early. Besides oral hygienic means like regular probing around implants and plaque control, the recall session should take aim in an update of the general health condition of the (most times) elderly patients.
Changes can be encountered interdisciplinary then. Most important is to keep up the patients motivation for the domestic oral hygiene is the most basic mean to minimize the risk of periimplantitis.