Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Is Your Dental Implant Failing? Look For These Warning Signs

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If you just got a dental implant for the very first time, it's difficult to fully understand what to expect after dental implant placements. Is that sensation you are feeling normal, or a reason to be concerned? Here are some warning signs that will tell you that the implant could be failing, and that you should see a dentist immediately.

Pain and Discomfort

Pain and discomfort will be your body's way of telling you something isn't right. If you are feeling any pain or discomfort in the areas where your implant was installed, it is a valid reason to see a dentist. While some post-surgical discomfort immediately after the surgery is normal, be aware of pain that continues to linger while the surgical site is healing.

The potential problem you could have with your implant is peri-implantitis. It Is when bacteria attacks the gums and bone that surround the implant, and is a common reason why dental implants fail. A dentist can prescribe you antibiotics, or perform a surgery that removes any dead tissue that is causing problems. They may also have you be more diligent about oral hygiene by regularly using mouthwash.

Shrinking Gums

Pay attention to the gum tissue around the implant, and if it is starting to recede from the implant itself. This happens because your gums are not healthy, such as getting insufficient blood supply. If you have gum disease, that can also cause receding gums.

No matter the cause of receding gums, it is bad for your dental implant. If the implant is exposed, you will have an increased chance of getting an infection. Not treating the problem will cause an implant to fail.

Redness and Inflammation

A constant threat to dental implants is gum disease. If you are experiencing gum disease, you may notice that your gums in the area where the implant was installed are red or inflamed. If an infection gets into the implant's root, it will cause the implant to be unstable because it is disintegrating the bone. This is why healthy gums are a requirement for getting dental implant.

When you experience any of these problems, meet with your dentist immediately. It's possible that early intervention could save the implant from failing. If the implant fails, there is still the possibility that a replacement implant can be installed. Your dentist can let you know what option will work best for you.


29 December 2016