Surgical management of peri-implantitis in adjunction with BlueM oxygen therapy: a case report with 5-years follow-up
published in the International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health; September 2023
By: Karel Tanka 1), Fahad Ali Alshehri 2)
1) Tandheelkundig Centrum, Raadhuisstraat, 5066 AP Moergestel, The Netherlands
2) Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory disease associated with plaque accumulation in peri-implant tissues, and can cause implant failure. Several surgical and nonsurgical protocols have been proposed to treat patients with peri-implantitis. In this case report, we describe the surgical management of peri-implantitis with the use of BlueM oxygen therapy after mechanical debridement of the dental implant surface. Although several conventional anti-infective modalities have been employed to treat peri-implantitis, the application of topical oxygen therapy can be very effective. The case demonstrated good results with the maintenance of peri-implant bone level and absence of clinical signs of inflammation.
Conclusion: Obviously, the present study showed a clinical advantage of the use of surgical treatment of peri-implant disease in combination with the application of BlueM oxygen gel. Clinical trials involving many participants are needed to provide support to the obtained results. Indeed, BlueM oxygen gel looks promising, owing to its ease of use and positive influence on tissue healing around dental implants.