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Infected dental implant

Implant infected / rejected?

Many of our patients are confused about whether their dental implants abroad are infected or have been rejected by their bodies. When a qualified professional such as those who make up the Asensio Advanced Dentistry team places a quality dental implant, the risk of some type of infection is practically very low; however, there could be minimal complications. Although very unusual (its risk barely reaches 2%), under certain circumstances, immediate medical attention will be required.

Symptoms of implant infection

Some of the symptoms of a failed implant can be confused with the more typical post-operative discomforts, although the main difference to identify if there is an infection will come from the duration of the symptoms. These symptoms should not last more than 7 days, with the patient beginning to notice improvements from the third day onwards.

When rejection of the dental implant occurs, we mainly notice the following symptoms:

– Redness of the gums in the implant area

– Inflammatory pockets around the implant

– Bleeding and suppuration

– Pain around the implant and in the intervened area

– Bacterial plaque around the dental implant

– In more advanced cases, mobility of the dental implant occurs

It must be borne in mind that during the first week, it is totally normal for redness and even accumulation of bacterial plaque to occur. For this reason, you will be summoned for a review where it will be verified how the treatment is progressing.

After dental implant surgery, it will be necessary to wait for 3 to 4 months to allow the affected area to heal completely before placing the permanent prosthesis or crown.

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CORRECT DENTAL HYGIENE FOR SENSITIVE GUMS

After undergoing dental cleaning treatments, especially in deep dental cleanings, it will be normal for tooth sensitivity to increase. Over time, this feeling diminishes and you will find your teeth and gums much healthier than before.

Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums will gradually improve over time as long as you brush your teeth carefully and consistently. However, in most patients, the general discomfort due to dental cleaning disappears in a day or two.

Tooth sensitivity is more difficult to avoid on a day-to-day basis, especially when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, as well as biting and brushing your teeth.

HYGIENE TIPS FOR SENSITIVE GUMS

– Carry out a complete brushing of about 2-3 minutes to remove all the accumulated tartar with up and down and circular movements. The type of brush is important.

– Gently massage the gum with the brush while cleaning it.

– It is advisable to use a good quality soft toothbrush and brush gently, both teeth and gums, to avoid the accumulation of bacterial plaque. It is also recommended not to chew gum so that tartar does not accumulate on the gums.

– Use of irrigators and dental floss is recommended in patients with problematic gums since they manage to remove tartar from those corners that the brush cannot reach.

– Chlorhexidine mouthwashes are very beneficial in the hygiene of sensitive gums as it provides an aseptic action.

– In addition, we can combat gingivitis with food, reinforcing our diet with a good dose of vitamin C, which helps to repair damaged gum tissues.

Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dental clinic in Valencia for dental holidays, and feel free to call us at 963 82 55 77 or 685 54 29 95 for any queries or concerns.

Finally, let us assure you that in our dental clinic in Spain, we follow all the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you as much as possible. You can count on your trusted dental clinic in Valencia to show off your best smile without any worry.

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