Professional mechanical plaque removal (PMPR) is the most common treatment for achieving gum health around implants. It involves professionally cleaning plaque and calculus above and below the gum line into the implant gum pocket. This deep cleaning allows the gum pocket to heal and sometimes close, thereby reducing the implant gum pocket. A shallower gum pocket in turn will help prevent additional gum inflammation and or implant bone loss and so preventing you losing your implant.
This treatment can vary depending on the severity and amount of gum disease around your Implant(s), but generally a course of treatment is either 1 or 2 separate sessions. During your appointment a local anaesthetic injection will be placed in the gum next to the Implant being treated. When the gum and Implant are completely numb, we use the most advanced ultrasonic equipment, being the EMS Airflow® Master with temperature control, to remove plaque and calculus above and below the gum line, into the gum pocket. The treatment is pain free and has a fast recovery.