Common dental implant problems and how to avoid them
Dental implant placement is a common dental procedure, but it is not without potential complications. At Scott and Derry Dental Care in Milton, Ontario, Dr. Jameela Jifri and her team are committed to ensuring patients with reduced risks of possible side effects or problems that can occur after implant placement. Taking great care of the implant can prevent many of these issues from developing.
Some of the most commonly experienced issues that can occur after dental implant placement causing implant failure, include:
- Infection. Infection is one of the most common problems that can occur after dental implants have been placed. This can be caused by bacteria entering the implant site during surgery. If left unchecked and untreated, the infection can spread throughout the body systems and become a serious medical issue. Antibiotics might be prescribed to help clear up any infection that has occurred after implants have been placed. They may be applied to the gums directly or administered through an oral medication to control the infection
- Nerve damage. Nerve damage is another potential complication of dental implant surgery. Nerve damage occurs when a nerve or several nerves are damaged or compressed during oral surgery. Symptoms of nerve damage include numbness, tingling, and pain around the implant site
- Sinus problems. Sinus problems are also possible complications associated with dental implant placement. When implants are placed in certain areas near the maxillary sinuses, there is a slight chance of sinus issues occurring afterward. This includes pressure or pain in the area where the implants were placed as well as headaches and congestion due to pressure on the sinuses
- Peri–implantitis. Peri-implantitis is inflammation around a dental implant that occurs because of bacterial build-up in the area. Depending on severity levels, this can result in bone loss and, ultimately, failure of the implant itself if left unchecked and untreated with antibiotics or other medications. Peri-implantitis can lead to long-term health issues, such as an increased risk of heart attack or stroke due to chronic inflammation when not appropriately treated right away
- Bone loss. Bone loss can also occur after placing dental implants due to a lack of proper osseointegration between natural bone tissue and artificial material used to replace missing teeth. This issue usually results from insufficient original jawbone structure after losing existing teeth before implantation. This then prevents successful attachment between implant and jawbone itself, over time leading to further tooth loss along with other oral health issues like gum recession and periodontal disease
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How do I determine if I am a good candidate for dental implants?
To reduce the risk of many of these complications, it is vital that you talk with Dr. Jameela Jifri and her associates at Scott and Derry Dental Care of Milton, Ontario, to find out more about implants and whether or not you are a good fit.
You can call (855) 438-4999 to request an appointment at the office located in Unit #7 at 6521 Derry Road.
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