It can be an exciting time to get dental implants installed to fix your missing teeth. With very little maintenance to keep them looking great over the years, the implants will look natural and be very functional. However, you should raise a red flag with your dentist if you are experiencing any of the following problems after the implants are installed.
Directly following the procedure, It is common to have inflammation in the area where the implants were installed. It will eventually go away on its own as you start the recovery process. However, be concerned if that inflammation of the gums comes back after it goes away. It's a sign that you're experiencing implantitis, which is a type of infection of the gums.
Implantitis typically happens when you are not brushing or flossing regularly since bacteria is getting into incision areas that cause an infection. If you do not treat this infection, the implant can eventually fail due to bone loss.
Bleeding is a side effect that you shouldn't really have to deal with once you are home after the procedure. That is why you should be concerned if the incision points in your gums start bleeding.
You'll experience bleeding if you're doing an activity that is stressful on your body. For instance, living something that is heavy or exercising. You should avoid doing any type of activity that is strenuous until your dentist gives you approval. Strenuous activities will increase the amount of blood flow in your body, which is what causes the bleeding to happen. If you plan on starting one of these activities, always consult with your dentist. You may be eager to start working out again, but it could cause this unintended side effect.
While a dental implant will act just like a natural tooth, it does take time for the implant to heal and get to that point. Be cautious about jumping right back into eating your favorite foods once your implant has been installed since this is most likely why the area feels painful.
Right after the surgery, you'll want to switch to a diet that has mainly soft foods. Not doing so can cause the surgical area to be agitated, which causes pain and discomfort.
Pain is a reason to reach out to your dentist and let them know that something is wrong. They may request that you come into their office to have the implant looked it.Share