History of treated periodontitis may signal a greater likelihood of implant problems Critical Summary Prepared by: Andres Pinto, DMD, MPH; Michael P. Rethman, DDS, MS; Joseph F. Hagenbruch DMD 

A Critical Summary of:

Systematic review of implant outcomes in treated periodontitis subjects

Ong CT, Ivanovski S, Needleman IG, Retzepi M, Moles DR, Tonetti MS, Donos N. J Clin Periodontol. 2008;35(5):438-62

Published Date: 3/22/2010

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  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Limited evidence exists to support the premise that subjects with a history of treated periodontitis are more likely to experience implant loss or other implant-related complications than are subjects without a history of periodontitis.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    The authors’ extensive review of the current literature yielded limited evidence supporting decreased implant longevity and increased implant-related complications in subjects treated for periodontitis.

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