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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