OraCare Launches Implant Post-Op Care System, Designed To Help Prevent Peri-Implantitis — the Number-One Cause of Implant Failure
A combination of an in-office gel and a take-home rinse, this system is designed to protect the investment made by both doctor and patient
- The active ingredients activated chlorine dioxide, xylitol, and aloe kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, biofilm, and VSCs without harmful side effects and help tissue heal properly
- The in-office gel offers a slower release and is three times as strong as the rinse to eliminate microbes as soon as possible
- The rinse serves as an at-home follow-up, where patients can continue using the rinse for the entire month after surgery at least
January 7, 2019 BRIDGEPORT, West Virginia — OraCare has launched the new Implant Post-Op Care System, a simple solution to protect implants from the number-one cause of failure — peri-implantitis.
When an implant fails, it is a catastrophe. Ten percent of all dental implants fail and nearly half are infected by gum disease (peri-implantitis), which can affect the stability and cosmetic outcome of the implant. To restore an implant back to health can be costly to both the doctor and the patient, so controlling all the factors that cause gum disease, including improved home care by the patient, is essential to the longevity of an implant.
OraCare’s Implant Post-Op Care System was designed specifically to fight and prevent peri-implantitis.
“Most dentists do nothing to prevent peri-implantitis,” says Dr. Robert Martino, OraCare CEO. “Some try to use chlorhexidine, but it is actually contraindicated for use with implants. It will cause staining and calculus buildup and inhibit gingival-healing fibroblasts from forming, in addition to many other side effects. That’s why we created this solution. The OraCare Implant Post-Op Care System was specifically designed for use with implants. The active ingredients have been shown to kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, neutralize volatile sulfur compounds, and break up biofilm. No other product addresses all of these issues.”
The main ingredients in the OraCare system are activated chlorine dioxide, aloe, and xylitol, which provides efficacy without causing staining and calculus buildup. This integrated system provides an in-office gel and a take-home patient rinse. The gel is for the doctor to use in-office immediately following implant placement, but it can also be used around an existing failing implant. The rinse is for the patient to use at home during the 30- to 34-day healing time. This will keep the area clean during this critical time. For long-term implant maintenance, OraCare also provides a daily health rinse that patients start using once the healing process ends. With similar ingredients, the rinse provides the extended protection implants need.
“This system is like low-cost insurance to prevent one of the biggest catastrophes in the dental office, implant failure,” says Dr. Martino. “While the system is designed for surgical cases, it can also be used to rehabilitate an implant with peri-implantitis.”
OraCare products are dedicated to raising the standard of care in dentistry through the development, production, and delivery of revolutionary products. Our unique partnership with the dental community is built upon the promise that you can only find our products in the dental office setting. Each product in our line is backed by real science and centered around the ingredient activated chlorine dioxide. Our company was founded for dental professionals by dental professionals, so we understand the doctor-patient dynamic. All of our products reflect our commitment to creating better health for our patients and to advancing the dental profession through our providers.
Kristin Goodfellow, Director of Clinical Education