History of Periodontal Disease

Patients with a history of periodontitis are more likely to develop peri-implantitis20 Subgingival tissues around implants show higher levels of periopathogenic and superinfecting bacteria compared to sites from non-periodontal disease patients.21 Other studies have found that while implants are a viable treatment option in sockets affected by chronic periapical pathologies, the risk of implant failure is increased when placed adjacent to teeth with periapical radiolucencies.22

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