You’ve invested time and dollars in your dental implant treatment. It’s delivered everything you had hoped.
You have a strong, secure, fully functioning new tooth. And you’re equally pleased that your implant isn’t directly vulnerable to decay or disease.
Then one day…
You notice some inflammation around the site of your implant. It’s inflamed enough to get your attention and signal that something isn’t quite right.
First, it’s important that you noticed. Second, it has less to do with your dental implant and perhaps more to do with your natural gum tissue that surrounds it.
Implant infection treatment is your next best step. This procedure helps eliminate the risk of damage to your dental implant and surrounding gum and bone tissue.
An oral infection where your implant is located can lead to more serious dental health issues.
So, why is there an infection?
Food is the common culprit. For example, popcorn kernels and foods containing small seeds can become impacted (lodged) between you implant crown and your gum tissue.
Simple neglect or lack of awareness trigger the gradual progress towards inflammation. If you ignore the inflamed area long enough an infection will occur.
Remember, your dental implant resists infection and decay. Your gums and bone tissue do not.
Plaque and tartar can form beneath the surface edges of your dental crown and your implant. That’s somewhat harmless until the bacteria within the tartar attacks your vulnerable gum tissue.
Oral bacteria are aggressive. They will produce an infection if they are not removed.
Implant infection treatment focuses on the tissue that holds your dental implant. Your gums are cleaned, treated, and disinfected to eliminate the infection.
The procedure also checks for any bone tissue damage. This helps keep your jawbone healthy and your implant secure.
Contact our Wayne dental office about dental implant treatment. Schedule a dental examination if you are experiencing any gum inflammation.