OraCare’s Post-Op Care System is designed to protect implants from peri-implantitis, which the company calls the number-one cause of implant failure. Its main ingredients are activated chlorine dioxide, aloe, and xylitol, which provides efficacy without causing staining and calculus buildup, according to OraCare.
“Most dentists do nothing to prevent peri-implantitis. 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,” said Robert Martino, DDS, OraCare CEO.
“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,” said Martino.
The system comprises an in-office gel and a take-home patient rinse. The clinician uses the gel immediately after implant placement. It also can be used around an existing failing implant. The patient uses the rinse to keep the implant area clean during the 30- to 34-day healing 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 that implants need, the company says.