implant infected treatment
Whether it’s because of lodged food, miscare, or another reason, dental implants can become infected. When they do, make the Palm City/Stuart dentists your first call.
To know if you the area around your implant is infected, you should look for a few signs. When touched, your gums may bleed or they may pull away or sink down farther than it should and there may be pus from the inflamed area. You also may feel pain to some degree. This may manifest as low-grade, constant pain; infrequent, sharp pain; or anywhere in between.
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you may have an infected implant and you need to contact your Palm City/Stuart dentist right away. When you come in to be seen, we’ll look to see how severe it is and base our treatment from this examination. For more minor cases of infection, we’ll clean the area around the implant to clear out bacteria and apply antibiotics to keep bacteria from coming back. However, if your infection has gone untreated for too long, you may be experiencing an advanced form of an implant infection known as peri-implantitis, which will cause bone loss and may require removing your implant so the gums can heal properly.
An infection around your implant isn’t something you want to wait on. Infections can cause pain, stress, and if left untreated, bone loss and implant loss. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t wait. Call your Palm City/Stuart dentist and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.