Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access
Lijuan F, Yong Z and Xuyan T*
College & Hospital of Stomatology, Anhui Medical University, Key Lab. of Oral Diseases Research of Anhui Province, China
*Correspondance to: Tang XuyanFulltext PDF
Early postoperative infection is an unusual complication of implant placement that can lead to bone resorption, inflammation, and ultimately implant failure. Treatment of such infections is still challenging in clinical work. An Erbium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Er:YAG) laser is reported efficient in disinfection and decontamination. This case report describes a patient with early post-implantation infection that caused severe bone resorption in the right mandibular anterior region 2 months after the implant surgery. Complaint of pain was recorded. After reasonable decontamination and debridement using Er:YAG laser, Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) was performed. Six months after the surgery, CBCT was taken which indicated that the infected implant achieved re-osseointegration and no lucency around the fixture. Debridement with Er:YAG laser is promising in treating the infected implant.
Er:YAG laser; Post-implantation infection; GBR
Lijuan F, Yong Z, Xuyan T. Er:YAG Laser-Assisted Debridement for Postoperative Infection of Dental Implant at the Mandibular Anterior Region: A Case Report. Clin Case Rep Int. 2023; 7: 1546.