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After Dental Implant Placement, How Will I Know I Have Peri-Implantitis?

Posted on 12/15/2023 by Joseph Kabaklian DDS
Image of a dental professional showing a patient that a dental implant is affordable and a good fit for her, at Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Understanding the distinctive symptoms and signs of peri-implantitis, a disorder affecting the tissues around dental implants, is essential for prompt diagnosis and treatment. While routine dental examinations and visits with oral health specialists are necessary for tracking the condition of dental implants, people can spot the possible beginning of peri-implantitis by being conscious of the following signs.

Gum Inflammation

Peri-implantitis may be indicated by swelling, irritation, and discomfort in the gums around the dental implant. It is crucial to watch for any changes in gum tissue texture or appearance to spot early indications of inflammation.

Bleeding While Brushing

When you wash or floss your teeth as part of your regular oral hygiene regimen, bleeding from the gums may indicate infection or inflammation around the dental implant. People may recognize peri-implantitis problems by looking for prolonged bleeding.

Formation of Pus

One of the most critical signs of peri-implantitis is the development of discharge surrounding the dental implant region. Any strange discharge or foul smell from the gums should be taken seriously, treated, and evaluated further by a dentist immediately.

Changes to Implant Stability

Any noticeable alterations to dental implant stability, such as looseness or movement, may indicate that the peri-implantitis is progressing. People who regularly evaluate the operation and strength of their implant can identify possible issues before they become serious.

Loss of Bone

Any indications of bone loss surrounding the dental implant can be seen using radiographic imaging. Effective therapy measures can be guided by tracking the levels of bone over time and correlating them to prior scans to determine how the peri-implantitis is progressing.


Pain surrounding the dental implant, mainly when chewing, may indicate more severe conditions such as peri-implantitis. Awareness of ongoing or intensifying discomfort can encourage people to visit a dentist immediately for an examination and treatment. Sustaining the continued functionality and effectiveness of dental implants requires routine dental checkups, strict oral hygiene regimens, and open contact with oral health providers. Contact our experienced and professional dentists for a cutting-edge experience.

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