Dental Implant Problems
Dental implants have revolutionized oral surgery, creating a permanent tooth replacement solution for teeth that can be both beautiful and healthy. Today's oral surgery patients are turning to dental implants as they are becoming more aware of the importance of replacing missing teeth. While rare, as with all procedures, dental implants carry the risk of complications. Dr. John Koutsoyiannis works closely with both a periodontist and NYC implant dentist so that you feel comfortable that you are receiving the best care possible from one of NYC's top periodontists / oral surgeons. These doctors use the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technologies for the most effective treatment possible. If your dental implants are giving you any trouble or causing any pain, visit Dr. John for an oral evaluation.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANT COMPLICATIONS?
Dental implant surgery is a common procedure that’s largely completed without any adverse side effects. Still, dental implant complications can happen, although highly unlikely when performed by an expert implant dentist in NYC. Peri-implantitis is one of the most common dental implant complications. Peri-implantitis is a condition that causes inflammation of your gums and bone structure around the dental implant. Peri-implantitis can lead to bone disintegration and even loss of the dental implant. Your risk of getting peri-implantitis increases if you smoke, are over age 65, or have diabetes. Symptoms of peri-implantitis include bleeding gums, swollen mucous membranes, pain around a dental implant, jawbone loss, and a dental implant that is loose and unstable.
An infected dental implant is another common dental implant complication. A dental implant infection happens because of bacteria forming after a dental implant procedure. This can occur either immediately or in the months following dental implant surgery. Signs that your dental implant is infected include a foul taste in the mouth, bad breath, pain around the dental implant, difficulty eating, a loose implant, or pus or blood from the gums at the site of your dental implant. Additionally, some patients may experience gum recession, which, if left untreated, can expose the titanium post of the dental implant. If any of these dental implant complications symptoms apply to you, contact an implant dentist in NYC right away to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options.
|BENEFITS OF CORRECTING DENTAL IMPLANT COMPLICATIONS
|Stops An Infection From Spreading
|Can Save Or Replace A Dental Implant
|Eases Pain, Soreness, & Inflammation
|Allows For Comfort When Talking, Smiling, & Chewing
|COMMON DENTAL IMPLANT CORRECTIONS
|Mechanical Debridement Or Physically Cleaning The Implant
|Systemic Or Localized Antimicrobial Therapy To Disinfect The Area
|Improving Your Oral Hygiene Practices
|Correcting The Fit Of The Prosthesis
|Conducting An Occlusal Evaluation To Adjust Your Bite
|Verifying The Number And Position Of Implants
|Determining If Enough Bone Existed At The Site Of The Implant At The Time Of The Procedure
|Treating It As A Surgical Trauma