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Dental Implant Infection Symptoms | Dental Implants Problems

While 98.4 percent of dental implants are successful, according to the Journal of Endodontics, failure does happen. A possible complication is an infection so it’s important to learn the symptoms. An infected artificial tooth is painful but can be fixed by a good dentist nearby Dr. Dekhtyar of Broadway Family Dental.

At the family dentistry center in Brooklyn, New York we use only the best dental materials available in the USA. We work with top labs in New York and use only the highest quality components available on the market today including the best quality medical grade titanium or titanium alloy for dental implants.

Dental Implants Problems

Dental Implants Problems | Brooklyn, NY Dental ImplantsDental implants are one of modern dentistry’s biggest success stories. They’re strong, functional, and made to look like your teeth. And over the past few decades, new materials and techniques have led to an overall increase in the procedure.

Dental implants are an increasingly effective long-term solution for people who suffer from damaged teeth, missing teeth or chronic dental problems. Replacing lost teeth with artificial implants and dental crowns has become part of mainstream cosmetic dentistry. But while most dental implant surgeries are successful, you can have problems if you don’t maintain them just like your real teeth.

Minor Dental Implant Problems

Most implant problems are minor, such as infection. As with any surgery, you may experience some risks.

Some of the common issues associated with the dental implant surgery include:

  • Pain at the implant site
  • Bruising of your skin and gums
  • Swelling of your gums and face
  • Minor bleeding

If you experience any discomfort following your procedure, let your family dentist know about it. In most cases these minor issues can be treated and resolved quickly and without additional surgery.

Risk Factors for Dental Implant Complications

Dental Implant Failure

While complete dental implant failure is rare, it can happen. And more often than not when it does occur, it’s treatable.

Some of the more common dental implants problems associated with failure include:

  • Nerve impairment
  • Loose implants
  • Sinus problems
  • Dental implant infection

Of these problems, infection is the most common. Tooth implant infection is normally minor and doesn’t last long. As with your natural teeth, an infection can occur at any time. Infections are more common when substandard or poorly fitted fixtures are used. Always make sure your dentist has the experience and a good track record with installing new teeth.

Dental Implant Infection Symptoms

You can expect to have some slight discomfort after your procedure.

But if you experience one or more of the following symptoms, you may have an infected dental implant:

  • Throbbing pain that doesn’t respond to medication
  • Continued bleeding after the first 24 post-procedure hours
  • A fever that lasts more than a day
  • Severe redness and swelling around the implant area
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth or bad breath
  • Any discharge

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Diagnosing an Infected Dental Implant

Although extremely unlikely, if you experience one or more of the infection symptoms, contact your Brooklyn dentist immediately. Early detection and treatment are essential to save your new teeth. Your dentist may ask you to take X-rays and have the area examined as soon as possible.

If you have dental implants, you still need to maintain your regular dental checkups every six months. These routine checkups provide your dentist with the opportunity to check your new and natural teeth for any signs of inflammation, infection, or weakness. If dental implants problems are detected, your dentist can take prompt action.

Dental Implant Infection Treatment Options

The earlier tooth implant infection is treated, the greater your chances of success. Once a full examination, including X-rays, has been completed your dentist can determine the extent of the infection and any instability in the implant. With an infected dental implant, the infected area needs to be thoroughly cleaned of any bacteria. At the same time, the area is stimulated to encourage bone regeneration. A course of antibiotics may also be prescribed.

If your tooth has already become loose due to severe infection and subsequent bone loss, it may not be possible to save it. In this case, the infected dental implant might need to be removed and the area left to heal. After the area has completely healed, you can schedule another procedure to get a new tooth. Speak to your dentist about your specific risks.

Who’s at Risk?

Dental implants are an effective way to replace your missing or severely decayed teeth. Implants, while artificial, should be maintained along with your natural teeth. Some people tend to be more susceptible to complications with their new teeth.

You may fall into this category if you have one or more of the following:

  • A tobacco habit
  • Gum disease
  • A compromised immune system
  • Poor oral hygiene

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While there are risks associated with dental implants, they tend to be rare and minor. If you’re wondering if dental implants are a good option for you, discuss it with your dentist at Broadway Family Dental.

Do you have any questions for Dr. Ella Dekhtyar a Brooklyn dentist regarding dental implant problems, failure, and tooth implant infection? Would you like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dekhtyar of Broadway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, please contact our office for a consultation as soon as you’ve noticed dental implant infection symptoms.

Page Updated on Apr 9, 2024 by Dr. Dekhtyar (Dentist) of Broadway Family Dental
Dr. Ella Dekhtyar

Dr. Ella Dekhtyar is an ABGD-certified cosmetic and family dentist who strives to provide the best and most appropriate dental care using the latest cutting-edge technology and treatment. Dr. Dekhtyar has more than 20 years of experience creating beautiful and healthy smiles, backed by receiving multiple awards, including America’s Best Dentist and New York Magazine Best Dentists in 2010 & 2012, and her collaboration with prominent media outlets.

Recognized as one of the most highly regarded dentists in the Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant community, Dr. Dekhtyar operates in several languages, including English, Spanish, as well as Russian, and provides highly praised aesthetic and functional results in a welcoming and relaxing environment.

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