Decontamination and graft case of moderate peri-implantitis

Oct. 11, 2023
In this video, Dr. Scott Froum treats a case of moderate peri-implantitis using a 9.3-micron CO2 laser along with hard-tissue grafting and bio-PRF growth factors.
Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

A 54-year-old female with seasonal allergies, who was taking Zyrtec, had two dental implants placed 15 years ago in sites 19 and 20. Recently she developed pain and bleeding around the implants.

Upon clinical examination, a 10 mm probing with suppuration was noted. Radiographs showed no bone loss, so the lesion was diagnosed as severe mucositis (figure 1). However, upon surgical entry, bone loss was noted.

This video shows how the lesion was treated with a 9.3-micron CO2 laser along with hard-tissue grafting and bio-PRF growth factors. 

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Editor’s note: Video copyright of Osteocom. Reposted with permission.

About the Author

Scott Froum, DDS | Editorial Director

Scott Froum, DDS, a graduate of the State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, is a periodontist in private practice at 1110 2nd Avenue, Suite 305, New York City, New York. He is the editorial director of Perio-Implant Advisory and serves on the editorial advisory board of Dental Economics. Dr. Froum, a diplomate of both the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Osseointegration, is a volunteer professor in the postgraduate periodontal program at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He is a PhD candidate in the field of functional and integrative nutrition. Contact him through his website at or (212) 751-8530.