Dental implants can get infected, and this may result in you experiencing pain and swelling around dental implants. This is because dental implants are foreign bodies that are inserted into the jawbone. There is a small risk of the titanium fixture being rejected by the body.

This infection can take place in one of two places. The bone surrounding the implant, or the gums between the implant fixture and the implant crown.

Gum infections, these are generally easier to manage. Treatment usually involves cleaning of the inflamed area, sometimes under local anaesthesia. Any pus will need to be drained, and bacteria mechanically removed. The area is then rinsed with an antibacterial solution and you will be prescribed painkillers and antibiotics.

Infections in the bone are more difficult to treat, as they usually involve a minor surgery. Local anaesthetic is given to numb the infected spot, then the gum is raised, so that the area of infection can be accessed for treatment. As with gum infections, the area is then cleaned and irrigated with the same antibacterial solution, then the gums are repositioned and sutured into place. Again, painkiller and antibiotics will be prescribed.

You will then be reviewed to ensure that the infection has resolved. Any sutures will be removed during this appointment.

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