Thomas Gousoulis

Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Implant Biology, School of Dentistry,, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


  • Research   
    Apical Peri-Implantitis: Etiology, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment: Literature Review and Case Report
    Author(s): Sofia Zarenti*, Genovefa Tsompani, Menelaos Anastasopoulos, Thomas Gousoulis and Aikaterini-Elisavet Doufexi

    Nowadays dental implants play a major role in mouth rehabilitation. Retrograde peri- implantitis is defined as a lesion at the periapical area of an osseointegrated dental implant. It can be attributed to preoperative or intraoperative factors, such as infection agents, poor surgical technique, – overheating of the bone, overloading of the implant or it can emanate from an active infection of adjacent teeth. The peri-implant lesion can be diagnosed radiographically as a radiolucent area and clinically as an erythematous, edematous area with or without pyorrhea at the apical region of the dental implant. The purpose of this review is to present the etiology of retrograde peri- implantitis, its prevention, proper diagnosis, and treatment strategies. Moreover, this review introduces a treatment protocol, including a conservative approach, different surgical approaches and supplemen.. Read More»

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