The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 31 (2016), No. 3     13. May 2016
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 31 (2016), No. 3  (13.05.2016)

Online Article, Page 79-83, doi:10.11607/jomi.4263, PubMed:27183086

Online Article: Is Implant Flossing a Risk-Free Procedure? A Case Report with a 6-year Follow-up
Montevecchi, Marco / De Blasi, Veronica / Checchi, Luigi
This study reports a case of peri-implantitis correlated with floss fibers trapped by the implant-prosthetic macrostructure. Discrepancy between the radiographic feature and probing depth was the starting point for a correct evaluation. The minimally invasive removal of the trapped material with the aid of a periodontal endoscope resulted in a complete resolution of the peri-implantitis with a stable long-term result (6 years). This case report argues for some reconsiderations in hygienic, diagnostic, and therapeutic approaches in oral implantology.

Keywords: diagnosis, endoscopy, floss, nonsurgical therapy, peri-implantitis
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