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Periodontal disease (periodontitis) or as it is more commonly known, pyorrhoea, is a disease of the periodontium, that is, the supporting apparatus of the teeth consisting of the alveolar bone, root cementum, periodontal ligament, and gums.

before and after photos of periodontal treatment

The cause of the disease is bacterial, even though, within the range of cases of periodontitis, it is also possible to find different associated causes depending on the specific situation, which on their own are not capable of causing periodontitis and are often not even recognised as periodontal symptoms but instead as independent inflammation conditions (bleeding gums, halitosis).

At IMI Clinic, We are the only one in the world that use the innovative and non invasive PERIOBLAST™ protocol to treat periodontitis. Thanks to the systematic and combined use of the surgical microscope and laser in fact, it is often possible to treat periodontitis without resorting to surgery. The microscope allows us to treat the roots and avoid surgically opening of the gums, while laser makes it possible to eliminate pathogenic bacteria, also in areas that cannot be reached by pharmacological products.


In order to maintain stability after treating the initial infection, we advise of ways to improve mechanical function i.e. by replacing missing teeth.If teeth have been extracted – not necessarily due to periodontitis – the implant-prosthetic rehabilitation is essential for optimal, stable and durable recovery and to ensure a positive outcome of the periodontal treatment.

The PERIOBLAST™ diagnostic  approach 

Traditional clinical and radiographic diagnosis is now flanked by sophisticated molecular biology analyses. It is therefore possible to establish an effective personalised periodontal therapy based on the objective data coming from the laboratory.

PERIOBLAST™ is a personalized therapy designed on the patient’s oral situation that eliminate periodontitis and restore the health of the mouth in  non invasive way.

The microbiological test allows us to characterise both qualitatively and quantitatively, the bacterial population present in the periodontal pockets during the various phases of  treatment. This is essential to understanding the evolution and remission of periodontal disease.

The periodontal-disease risk test provides information about the patient’s immune response, signalling any hereditary susceptibility. This allows the various risk profiles for the development of periodontitis to be defined. Patients who have undergone implantology are more prone to an increased risk of failure and in healed patients it is important to establish a maintenance programme.

Vitamin D receptor tests are also an important part of the process in  periodontal treatment because the teeth are linked to the jawbone. It also indicates the possible onset of osteoporosis.

How samples are taken for testing

Sample-taking is fast and painless in both cases. With the microbiological test, it is carried out by inserting small cones of absorbent paper into the periodontal pocket, whereas for the periodontal-disease risk test a swab is wiped around the mucosa inside the cheek.

The PERIOBLAST™ approach

Performance of the entire therapeutic sequence under the microscope.
Radical decontamination of the periodontal pockets with the use of laser.
Objective validation of the results obtained: pre- and post-op microbiological analysis.
Maintaining the results obtained: simple and immediate treatment of relapses.


Periodontitis and systemic diseases

Recently accredited research has demonstrated the close connections between periodontitis and significant associated diseases such as, osteoporosis. The risk of exacerbating cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and premature childbirth increases in patients with non-controlled periodontitis.

Traditional surgical periodontal treatmentThe advantages of PERIOBLAST
Fails to radically eliminate the pathogenic bacteria, resulting in  incomplete healing, and possible relapses.Does not require anaesthesia.
Requires the performing of endodontic and prosthetic treatments (nerve devitalisation, root canals, bridges and crowns).Immediately eliminates bleeding gums.
May leave the roots of the teeth exposed, with subsequent aesthetic damage, or increased tooth sensitivity.Does not require anaesthesia.
Usually unsuccessful in controlling juvenile forms of periodontitis, which can be extremely aggressive to those that are refractory to treatment.Reduces and/or eliminates tooth mobility.
Anaesthesia is necessary.Closes periodontal pockets.
Due to the sutures in the gums, the post-op recovery is much more painful and disturbing for the patient.Regenerates the periodontal tissues: bone and ligament.
Preserves the function of many more teeth.
Has a much higher success rate.
Makes it possible to easily overcome the problem of recurrence (relapses).

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