Dental Implants can get infected just like teeth. But there are ways to restore your dental implant and prevent the progression of the dental implant infection.
In these situations, your PerioLife periodontist will evaluate the cause for the dental implant infection to create the appropriate treatment. The dental implant will need to go through a debridement or cleaning phase. Depending on the type and location of the bone loss, the dental implant may need adjustments to its surface by smoothing it out and disinfecting it. After that, bone grafts can be placed around the dental implant to restore some of the lost bone support.
Infections around dental implants should be treated quickly as bone can be lost much faster around dental implants compared to teeth.
Signs of an infected dental implant can include:
– Presence of pus in the gums around the dental implant
– Movement of the dental implant
– Abscess formation
If you have any questions about dental implant infections or how we can help your smile, feel free to contact us today at our Dallas, Irving, Fort Worth or Keller offices.