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I got infection with my dental implants, please help!

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Posted by: ilivewithpain  (8 years ago)
Hello everyone!

Two months ago, I had two dental implants put in. The oral surgeon implanted two titanium posts. Everything was fine until two weeks ago, I started to feel pressure and soreness in my gums. I thought it was normal so I gave it time to settle. However, last week, I cannot seem to stand the pain anymore. I finally went to see the oral surgeon. He said I have a massive infection and it has reached my bone. He removed the two posts and cleaned the infection out. He said he needed to graft in new bone and I have to wait for six months or more for the implants to be put back in.

The procedure was very painful. I do not want to go through it ever again. I am now thinking of not getting the implants anymore and leaving the gap alone. Any thoughts on this? What are the risks involved in not getting a replacement for a missing tooth? I would love to hear your opinions. Thanks a lot!
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Posted by: mdhola  (8 years ago)
I can understand your situation. Most of the commercial companies claims success rate more then 95% with implants when placed and maintained correctly. However, that is not always true!

Usually leaving missing teeth un-replaced is depend on many situations. For instance if it your last molar and you don't have any opposing tooth then it might work unless it is not affecting your ability to chew. Once tooth has been removed, adjacent as well as opposing tooth start moving into that gap. However, that does not always happen! It depends on your bite, sometimes just bite is enough to hold all teeth in place.

You might want to think about other options for replacing teeth like bridge and removable partial. For bridge you need healthy teeth on both side of your missing tooth.
Please see your dentist ans ask for alternative treatment options that is more suitable to you.
Hope this will help you.