If your dental implant does not go as planned, come visit us so we can address the problem. Our dentist can adjust the implant to help restore your oral functions without having to worry about discomfort.
Implant surgery has a very high success rate of around 95%, though there is always a slight chance that the procedure does not go as planned. If that is the case, we encourage you to promptly call Ocotillo Lakes Dental Health at 480-878-5570 to address the problem as soon as possible.
The most common reason for dental implant failure is peri-implantitis: a condition where bacteria damages the soft tissue and bone surrounding the implant so that it becomes infected. If the infection is allowed to spread, it can cause the implant to lose its stable foundation, become loose and even fall out.
Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between immediate or long-term discomfort right after surgery, but if your pain lasts for more than a few days, grows worse or returns after a long period of time, it could be a sign of failed implants. Your gums will probably appear red and inflamed, and you will have difficulty chewing certain foods. You may even be able to wiggle the implant slightly. We invite you to come see us as soon as you can if this is the case. Note that patients who smoke or have diabetes have a higher chance of implant failure.
We will take an X-ray of your mouth to determine the cause of the implant failure. Then, Dr. Jay Valiyaparambil will determine which treatments are best, depending on the severity of the issue. Sometimes the implant can be left in while the infected gums can be treated with antibiotics; but if a significant amount of bone is lost, our dentist may have to perform bone grafting surgery to help your jaw regenerate.
If you think you are suffering from a dental implant failure in Chandler, Arizona, we encourage you to come see Dr. Jay Valiyaparambil before the issue becomes more of a concern.