EAO Libro EN

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Implants, periodontal disease and smoking

24. If I am undergoing periodontal treatment for my natural teeth, should the treatment also include my dental implants? As with natural teeth, it is important to monitor dental implants and the tissues surrounding them. Periodontal patients have a greater risk of complications relating to implants, so it is critical that the tissues around the implants are monitored, and that inflammation is treated if it develops.