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Is Your Dental Implant Infected?

Is Your Dental Implant Infected?

Published on June 19th, 2017

Your dental implant is just like a normal tooth. Implants can become infected and diseased if they are neglected or do not receive proper professional cleanings. It’s important that you take action if you believe your dental implants in Cary IL are infected. An infection around an implant is a form of gum disease called peri-implantitis. If your implant is left untreated, the bone loss and infection can cause the implant to fail. Implants can become infected for several reasons:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Compromised immune system
  • Diabetes
  • Bite misalignment
  • Allergic reaction to the implant

Signs Your Dental Implant Is Infected

If you think that your dental implant could be infected, it’s important to act quickly. Features of an infected implant are similar to those of gum disease and include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Bad breath
  • Bad taste
  • Loose implant
  • Puffy gums
  • Red gums
  • Throbbing pain or discomfort around the implant
  • Fever
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Bleeding when brushing your teeth
  • Pus visible around the area

Dental Implants Cary IL

Call your local Cary IL dentist at (847) 516-1100 if you are experiencing any signs of an infected dental implant. At Cary Dental Associates, your health is our top priority. We strive to provide the highest excellence in patient care for each patient. We work very hard to provide examinations and x-rays to make sure issues are identified as early as possible, including gum disease. If you suspect an infected implant, contact us immediately so we can discuss the appropriate treatment.

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