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Volume 31 , Issue 3
May/June 2016

Pages e79e83

Is Implant Flossing a Risk-Free Procedure? A Case Report with a 6-year Follow-up

Marco Montevecchi, DDS/Veronica De Blasi, DDS/Luigi Checchi, MD, DDS

PMID: 27183086
DOI: 10.11607/jomi.4263

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.

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