DENTAID EXPERTISE

News for dentistry professionals

Back to home page

POST IMPLANT PLACEMENT PROCEDURE PROTOCOL

Collaborators

11 Jan 2012

Dr. Fco. Javier Alández

It won’t do any good to perform perfect surgical and prosthetic implant procedures if patients are not taught how to properly clean and care for their restorations. Regular plaque control and motivation to carry out optimum hygiene should be the fundamental bases for their correct maintenance. 

Pre-surgical phase 

There are no set pre-surgical antisepsis guidelines for oral surgery, although temporary reduction in intraoral bacterial load can reduce levels of bacteraemia, postoperative infection and intraoperative contamination in implants or grafting materials. 

During surgical interventions, the oral cavity must be as aseptic as possible, since surgery itself opens the door to germs. Thus, patients must be periodontally stable before such procedures; in other words, if periodontal disease exists, it should not be active. Previous to these procedures, any possible source of infection, bacterial plaque and calculus should be eliminated, and patients should be taught oral hygiene techniques. 

It has been proven that pre-operative rinsing for 2 minutes with 0.12% chlorhexidine reduces bacterial load in the oral cavity and in turn intra- and post-operative bacteraemia, making it to be considered the main pre-surgical indication. 

Post-surgical or immediate phase 

To minimise post-operative complications deriving from infection, bacterial load should be substantially reduced through antisepsis techniques, among which exists the application of 0.12% chlorhexidine rinses for 2 weeks after the intervention. This guideline can be complimented with a spray containing the same product aimed at the tonsils. 

During this immediate phase, in which tissues are delicate, soft, surgical toothbrushes are recommended for mechanical removal of food debris and bacterial plaque, without harming the healing area. After soft tissues heal (1-2 weeks), the soft toothbrush will be replaced with one of medium strength, either manual or electric. 

Adding interproximal brushes of different diameters as well as dental floss to conventional hygiene routine is vital for correct bacterial plaque removal from between teeth, implants and from underneath immediate prostheses. In some cases, it will be necessary to use threaders and or rigid-tipped dental floss to clean interproximal spaces and gingival areas that come in contact with prosthetic bridges. As a compliment to these techniques, irrigation with water of interdental and/or inter-implantary spaces is recommended in order to reach areas other oral hygiene devices cannot. 

During the osseointegration period (3-6 months) special emphasis should be made to plaque control and regular check-ups for prevention or early identification of peri-implant diseases. During this phase, hygiene techniques can be supported by rinsing with 0.05% chlorhexidine + 0.05% CPC (maintenance). 

RELATED ARTICLES

Collaborators

12 Apr 2021

Mucous retention cysts (MRC) of the maxillary sinus: Implications in implantology

Mucous retention cysts and pseudocysts of the maxillary sinus are benign lesions present in up to 14% of adult patients. Discovery is incidental in…

See more
Collaborators

12 Apr 2021

More training and outreach to fight the cardiovascular and periodontal disease combination

In recent years, not only has there been a notable increase in scientific evidence revealing the close connection between cardiovascular and…

See more
Collaborators

15 Mar 2021

Guidelines to prevent early childhood caries

Good dental health in adults is greatly influenced by the oral care they received in the first years of their life. That is why it is so important to…

See more

Sign up for the DENTAID Expertise newsletter

Sign up for the newsletter

Data controller DENTAID, S.L. LABORATORIOS DE PREVENCIÓN E HIGIENE BUCAL, SLU (“PHB”).
Purpose of data processing To respond to a query from the interested party with the advice of a specialist.
Legitimisation of data processing Your consent to process your personal data.
Recipients of disclosure or transfer Data is not disclosed or transferred internationally.
Rights of the interested persons To access, rectify and delete their data, and to exercise other rights as set out in the additional information.
Additional information You can consult additional and detailed information on data protection at this link.

Do you want to keep up with the latest news for dental professionals?

Sign up for the DENTAID Expertise newsletter

Data controller DENTAID, S.L. LABORATORIOS DE PREVENCIÓN E HIGIENE BUCAL, SLU (“PHB”).
Purpose of data processing To respond to a query from the interested party with the advice of a specialist.
Legitimisation of data processing Your consent to process your personal data.
Recipients of disclosure or transfer Data is not disclosed or transferred internationally.
Rights of the interested persons To access, rectify and delete their data, and to exercise other rights as set out in the additional information.
Additional information You can consult additional and detailed information on data protection at this link.
DENTAID Global

Discover what we are doing worldwide:

DENTAID by countries

Find the latest DENTAID innovations and solutions in each country:

Cookies Policy

Cookies settings have been saved / updated correctly with the indicated preferences.

Close