Dental implants function the same way your natural teeth do, which is the reason for their ever-growing popularity and benefits. However, with the light, there is also a darker side. Your dental implant can catch infection the same way your natural teeth do. The reasons can be ignoring dental care for a long time, diabetes, smoking, or a weak immune system.
There is no specific time when an infection can happen; it can either happen right after the surgery or several weeks later.
There are some of the symptoms you may notice, such as:
- Difficulty in chewing
- Bad breath
- Redness around the implant
- Bleeding around the implant
If you have continuous bleeding or severe pain, pay a visit to your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will carry out the necessary test to identify the disease.
It is always best to control things before they get out of hands. The same is the case with a dental implant infection. It is relatively easy to prevent it rather than running for treatments. Therefore, a good oral hygiene routine can be at your advantage. Regularly brush your teeth at least twice a day to keep your teeth and gums free from bacteria. Flossing and use of mouthwash are also good things to add on your list.
If you have an infection, our dentists at Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry will thoroughly examine your condition to provide the best possible treatment. The treatment depends on the level of infection. If it happens after the surgery, the dentists will prescribe you antibiotics along with some other medicines. However, if the condition worsens, you may have to undergo another surgery to replace or adjust the implant.
If you are facing any of the mentioned symptoms, don’t wait for them to go on their own. Call us at 281-937-7530 and book an appointment.