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Symptoms of dental implants

Calender Icon   August 23, 2018

6 Symptoms Your Dental Implant Has Been Infected

Infections are common problems that most people experience after a dental implant. Peri-implantits is an infection related to gum disease and when left untreated for a long time, it can cause inflammation; bone loss and tooth implant failure. You may develop some kind of infection immediately after getting the dental implants or even months after the treatment. However, in some cases, it takes years for the infection to develop.

You will probably suffer from infection if your dental implant surgeon uses bad quality implants. Thus, if you had tooth implants recently and suspect some infection, then watch out for these following symptoms.

  1. Bad breath or taste in the mouth – If the dentist uses low-quality implants, chances are that they might get infected and even smell. This may be the reason for the bad breath problem and foul smell in the mouth. Though brushing and flossing freshens your breath, it is important to visit a dentist for routine checkups.
  2. Bleeding and pus – If you have pus and bleeding near the gums, then you are most likely to suffer from an infection. Many people experience bleeding only at the time of brushing and flossing. However, you should be concerned about it since though gum bleeding is usually ignored, it might be a sign for an implant infection. However, it is important to know about the entire procedure for dental implants and cost associated with it before you may undergo it.
  3. Fever or pain – Oral infections are mostly accompanied by severe pain in the implant area and fever when your body attempts to fight against the bacteria and the infection.
  4. Loose implant – Low-quality implant material is more likely to cause an infection. If the implant is loose, wobbly and seems like it will fall out, then chances are it has an infection. You will then have to get your implant replaced with a better quality material. Make sure you ask about the different types of dental implants and their costs before performing one for your need.
  5. Difficulty in chewing – If you don’t have titanium dental implants, you might have trouble chewing even though the area is not infected. However, titanium implants will enable you to chew food normally since they are bonded together with the jawbone and gums.
  6. Red or swollen gums – Gums that have become swollen and red are an indication of your implant getting infected. Thus, even if the gums do not appear swollen, they may feel swollen when you touch them.

Thus, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then you will have to get in touch with our prosthodontist team at Wimpole Dental Office. An infected implant may lead to severe damage in your mouth if it is not treated on time. However, treating and replacing an infected implant with quality material will help you to overcome the pain, improve the appearance of your smile and thus, prevent any further dental complications.


More info about Dental Implants:-

  1. Reason to choose dental implants
  2. Some important FAQs about dental implants
  3. Tips to care of dental implants

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