While 98.4 percent of dental implants are successful, according to the Journal of Endodontics, dental implant failure does happen. You can get a dental implants problems in the form of an infection, for example, so learn the dental implant infection symptoms. An infected dental implant is painful, but can be fixed by a good dentist in Brooklyn Dr. Dekhtyar of Broadway Family Dental.
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Dental Implants Problems
Dental implants are without a doubt 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 dental implant procedures.
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 the vast majority of 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 a dental implant infection. As with any dental surgery, though, you may experience some minor issues following your implant procedure. Some of the common issues associated with 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 dental implant procedure, let your Brooklyn family dentist know about it. In most cases these minor issues can be treated and resolved quickly and without additional surgery.
Dental Implant Failure
While complete dental implant failure is rare, it can happen. And more often than not when it does occur, it’s usually treatable. Some of the more common problems associated with dental implant failure include:
- Nerve impairment
- Loose implants
- Sinus problems
- Dental implant infection
Of these problems, infection is the most common. A dental implant infection is normally minor and doesn’t last long. As with your natural teeth, an infection can occur at any time in the life of a dental implant. Infections are more common when substandard or poorly fitted fixtures are used in the implant procedure. Always make sure your dentist has experience and a good track record with dental implants.
Dental Implant Infection Symptoms
You can expect to have some slight discomfort after your dental implant 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
Diagnosing an Infected Dental Implant
Although extremely unlikely, if you should experience one or more of the dental implant infection symptoms, contact your Brooklyn dentist immediately. Early detection and treatment are essential if you want to save your implant. Your dentist may ask you to come into the office to take X-rays and have the implant area examined as soon as possible.
If you have dental implants, you still need to maintain your regular dental checkups every six months. In addition to checking your natural teeth, these routine checkups provide your dentist with the opportunity to check your dental implants for any signs of inflammation, infection or weakness. If problems are detected, your dentist can take prompt action.
Dental Implant Infection Treatment Options
The earlier an infection is treated, the better 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. In the case of 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 a dental implant has already become loose due to a 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 dental implant procedure. 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 problems or complications with their dental implants. You may fall into this category of you have one or more of the following:
- A tobacco habit
- Gum disease
- A compromised immune system
- Poor oral hygiene
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 Brooklyn dentist at Broadway Family Dental.
Do you have any questions for Dr. Ella Dekhtyar a Brooklyn dentist regarding dental implants problems, implant failure and tooth implant infection? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the top dentist in Brooklyn, Dr. Dekhtyar of Broadway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, please contact our office for consultation.
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