Subgingival d├ębridement appears as effective as more complex and expensive therapies for peri-implantitis Critical Summary Prepared by: Candice G. McMullan-Vogel DDS 

A Critical Summary of:

Interventions for replacing missing teeth: treatment of perimplantitis

Esposito M, Grusovin MG, Kakisis I, Coulthard P, Worthington HV. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008;(2):CD004970

Published Date: 3/22/2010

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at :-


  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Local antibiotics, bone augmentation and subgingival d├ębridement all may be effective in treating peri-implantitis.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    There is a need for properly designed studies to identify which treatments are most effective for peri-implantitis.

  • Evidence Quality Rating:


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