Adjunctive local antibiotic therapy in the treatment of peri-implantitis II: clinical and radiographic outcomes

G.E. Salvi, G.R. Persson, Lisa Heitz-Mayfield, J. Frei, N.P. Lang

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    Aim: To monitor over 12 months clinical and radiographic changes occurring after adjunctive local delivery of minocycline microspheres for the treatment of peri-implantitis.Material and methods: In 25 partially edentulous subjects, 31 implants diagnosed with peri-implantitis were treated. Three weeks after oral hygiene instruction, mechanical debridement and local antiseptic cleansing using 0.2% chlorhexidine gel, baseline (Day 0) parameters were recorded. Minocycline microspheres (Arestin (R)) were locally delivered to each implant site with bone loss and a probing pocket depth (PPD) >= 5 mm. Rescue therapy with Arestin (R) was allowed at Days 180 and 270 at any site exhibiting an increase in PPD >= 2 mm from the previous visit. The following clinical parameters were recorded at four sites/implant at Day 0, 10, 30, 60, 90, 180, 270 and 360: PPD, clinical attachment level (CAL), bleeding on probing (BOP) and plaque index (PII).Results: Six implants in six subjects were either rescued or exited because of persisting active peri-implantitis. Successful implants showed a statistically significant reduction in both PPD and percentage of sites with BOP between baseline and Day 360 (P <0.05). At mesial implant sites, the mean PPD reduction amounted to 1.6 mm (95% CI: 0.9-2.2 mm, P <0.001) and was accompanied by a statistically significant reduction of the BOP value (P <0.001). Binary regression analysis showed that the clinical parameters and smoking history could not discriminate between successfully treated and rescued or exited implants at any observation time point.Conclusion: Non-surgical mechanical treatment of peri-implantitis lesions with adjunctive local delivery of microencapsulated minocycline led to positive effects on clinical parameters up to 12 months.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)281-285
    JournalClinical Oral Implants Research
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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