by Kyle Trammell, D.M.D. — Newsletter Article
Protecting your patient’s investment in their dental implant is important to you. For this edition of our newsletter, we reviewed articles that highlight current philosophies of care in preventive and periodontal maintenance procedures for dental implants. We have included a reference list and have posted this article with links on our blog; please visit http://www.trammellperio.com and click on for dental professionals.
Exam, Assessment & Monitoring
As with any procedure in dentistry, there is not a single hygiene maintenance technique for dental implants that is universal. Clearly the experts agree that a thorough assessment of the oral condition and consideration of the patient’s overall health are the first steps we must always take before treatment. We know, for example, that systemic health issues such as diabetes can affect the patient’s ability to heal.