Peri-implant mucositis

Froum, Stuart J., de la Torre, Eduardo Gonzalez, and Rosen, Paul S. (2019) Peri-implant mucositis. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, 39 (2). e46-e57.

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Peri-implant mucositis has been defined as a reversible inflammatory reaction in the soft tissues around a functioning implant with no bone loss. This paper reviews the prevalence, etiology, risk indicators, prevention, and treatment of mucositis. Relying on the literature concerning mucositis, the bacterial etiology is discussed as well as the varying ranges of prevalence, reported to be from 20% to 80% of subjects (13% to 62% of implants) after a minimum of 5 years of implant function. A discussion of the definition of mucositis questions the assumption of it being completely reversible following treatment and challenges the concept of mucositis "transfer" (conversion) to peri-implantitis.

Item ID: 57426
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1945-3388
Copyright Information: © 2019 by Quintessence Publishing Co. Inc.
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 07:49
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3203 Dentistry > 320310 Periodontics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920113 Oro-Dental Disorders @ 100%
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