3 Signs Your Dental Implants Are Failing

Dental implants have a success rate of 98%. However, just as with any major medical procedure, there is a risk for complication or failure. Staying under careful monitoring with your dentist is very important, but being aware of the signs of a dental implant failure can save yourself (and your smile) from further complications.

Here are 3 common signs that your dental implant could be failing:

  • Feeling discomfort or pain. If you are experiencing pain shortly after your implant procedure, it could be residual healing that is completely normal. However, if it has been a long period of time before new pain develops, you need to visit your implants dentist.
  • Swelling or inflammation in the gums. If your implants have healed and they suddenly start to look red or puffy, this could indicate an infection.
  • Loose implant. An implant that you can wiggle is cause for concern, as this indicates that it is no longer secure within the jaw.

In general, a well-placed and healthy implant should feel exactly like your own teeth. If you notice anything different, it shouldn’t be ignored. Any presence of infection should be treated immediately to prevent damage to your jawbone. Infections can be treated with antibiotics or if it has reached your jawbone, then a bone graft may be needed to repair significant damage or bone loss. If your implant is loose, your dentist needs to see you sooner rather than later. It may be that you need to have the implant removed completely.

Remember that you can prevent a large majority of dental implant failures by staying diligent with your oral hygiene. The risk of infection dramatically decreases when you are brushing and flossing regularly and seeing your dentist on schedule. Choosing a highly qualified and experienced dentist, such Dr. Justin Scott, can also significantly boost your odds for a successful dental implants experience. He will understand the proper dental implants size and system to use in order to avoid undue stress on your implants and jaw. If you have recently had implants placed and are experiencing problems of any kind, go ahead and make the call to get it checked out. When it comes to the health of your smile, it is better safe than sorry.

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Dental Extractions

A dental extraction is never suggested or performed on a whim. We are all given just one set of permanent teeth, and these teeth are meant to last for a lifetime. However, due to different circumstances, many people find themselves needing a dental extraction in order to save the health of their entire mouth. At Pure Dental Health, we provide excellent dental extractions for patients in Buckhead and the surrounding areas. We do all that we can to make our patients’ dental extractions as painless and comfortable as possible. For those with extreme dental anxieties, we will cater to you in order to help you relax with our variety of options, which include IV Sedation.

Many people associate wisdom teeth (or tooth crowding) with the main cause of dental extractions, and while they are common, there are other reasons why dental extractions are necessary. Teeth that have decayed, have a severe infection, or have suffered traumatic injury are causes of dental extractions. These teeth must be removed from the mouth in order to promote optimal health. A tooth that is unhealthy can easily spread its infection or disease to neighboring teeth and gums, causing severe complications. While it may not seem like a dental extraction is an ideal solution, it often times is the best solution. Because the gums are live tissue and are in a warm, moist climate that is ideal for bacteria to thrive, any sort of infection or decay can spread at a very rapid rate. By removing an unhealthy tooth the mouth can be saved.

If you are looking for a qualified dental practice that offers dental extractions with care and excellence, contact Pure Dental Health today. Our entire staff is committed to providing patients with the highest standard of care. We will walk you through every step of your needed procedure, and we will also help you determine the next best steps after a dental extraction to restore your smile. Call today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you.

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Pure Dental HealthAtlanta Dentist
2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678) 666-3642