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Infection around the Detal Implant

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Old 10-28-2007, 01:10 AM   #1
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Infection around the Detal Implant

I have my implant 7 years ago. There were some bleeding three weeks ago around my implant. My doctor told me there some infection around my implant and suggested to remove the current implant. He suggested for the 2nd implant. My implant is not moble at all. Should I remove it?
Is there treatment for the infection around the implant?

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Old 10-28-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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Re: Infection around the Detal Implant

I would first find out how deep the infection is and if it is due to an improperly fitting crown or bridge (or inability to clean around it) or bone loss. A small infection may be able to be cleaned out and that will be that but if it becomes chronic as in recurring every few months only then would I have it removed. Removing an implant destroys the bone it was placed in - so bone grafts are usually done at the same time in the event another implant is attempted in the future. I put up with an implant for several years with a recurring infection and finally had it removed when it started to show mobility. Not sure if I will do them again though. But the infection only developed after I had a new bridge attached to it that fit differently along the gum line and I think that had a lot to do with the infection since I was not able to get beneath the bridge as easily as with the original bridge done when I got the implants. BTW it was just as expensive to have the implant removed as it was to have it done in the first place.

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