If you're dealing with dental implant pain, it's crucial to determine the cause. Dental radiographs and a clinical exam are essential for a proper diagnosis.

An uneven bite can sometimes be the culprit, creating higher pressure on the implant crown compared to adjacent teeth. Adjusting the bite on the implant crown can often resolve these symptoms.

Loosening of the implant crown can also lead to discomfort, caused by factors like a loose retaining screw or dissolving cement. The movement of the implant crown can irritate the surrounding gum, resulting in pain. Luckily, this issue can be easily addressed by tightening the retaining screw or cleaning and re-cementing the crown.

Another potential cause of pain is gum infection. The movement of the implant crowns can cause inflammation and discomfort in the gums. Additionally, poor oral hygiene can lead to the buildup of tartar and plaque around the implant, which can further contribute to inflammation and pain.

Lastly, leftover cement in the gums from the crown delivery can act as a breeding ground for infection, resulting in discomfort. Proper cleaning of the affected area, typically performed under local anesthesia, along with antibacterial rinsing and prescribed antibiotics, can help resolve gum infections.

Bone infection around the dental implant is also a possible source of pain. It can occur at different depths within the jawbone, impacting the prognosis of the implant. In less complex cases, a minor surgical procedure is performed, involving lifting the gums, cleaning the implant surface and surrounding bone, and conditioning them with medicaments. Additional bone grafting may be required. The gums are then repositioned and stitched back into place.

Severe infection and significant bone loss around the implant may result in inadequate bone support, leading to implant mobility and integration failure. In such cases, the implant may need to be removed. After the necessary healing period, a new implant can be placed in the same location.

If you're experiencing any of these issues, please don't hesitate to Contact Us for professional assistance.