Dental Implant Infections – What You Need to Know!!

Updated: Dec 3, 2018

Are you thinking of having Dental Implants in Northern Ireland??


Then it is important that you understand that Implant maintenance is not only the responsibility of the dentist or hygienist but you, the patient as well. At Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic we always recommend a FREE Consultation with our Treatment Coordinators who are the lead contacts to all new and existing patients. They ensure that patients leave well informed about each of our treatments, advantages and disadvantages, alternatives and fees introduced with payment options - and most important how to care for your dental implants. You can also contact our treatment coordinators with any queries regarding potential upcoming treatment, fees or to schedule appointments.


The long-term health and success of dental implants depends largely on your ability to keep them free of bacterial biofilm. A routine hygiene schedule is extremely important so that your overall dental health can be monitored. Your dental professionals will make recommendations and demonstrate personal oral hygiene techniques and the products that will suit your individual needs.


Food collecting around teeth and implants is a fairly common occurrence. And unquestionably some areas collect more food than others; that has a lot to do with “local anatomy,” a fancy way of saying the local shape and position of the teeth relative to one another.


Occasionally certain types of food can get caught between the soft gum tissues and the teeth or implants to which they are attached. Like small sharp razors, they can sever the attachment causing the gum to become inflamed, and if these food particles are not removed the gum tissues subsequently become infected.


What To Do

As with all health issues, the best thing to do is to see a dental professional at Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic for a proper assessment and diagnosis of the situation.


Treatment will be based on the degree of inflammation, infection and damage to the gum tissues or implant. The most usual occurrence will be to first treat the inflammation and infection, usually by cleaning the affected area (with local anesthesia to numb it if necessary), irrigate with disinfecting solutions, and possibly antibiotics.


It is important to be seen as soon as possible to make sure that the implant surface has not become exposed and/or damaged. This eventuality may be difficult to treat; once an implant surface has become contaminated it is very difficult, if not impossible to get bone to reattach to it.


Eat, talk, laugh and smile with confidence by Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants

For anyone with missing or failing teeth, dental implants can help to permanently restore natural oral function, appearance and confidence. Implant supported dental crowns, bridges and dentures look, feel and function just like real teeth.


If you would like to find our more call our reception team on 02866 329222 to Book A Free Consultation or email sinead@belmoredental.co.uk . You can also find more information on our website Visit https://www.belmoredental.co.uk/dental-implants.

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