Implant post came out

| November 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Jo
(Canada)

Last night while trying to take out my upper denture, which is also snapped into place by a dental implant screw, came right out of my mouth.
The whole implant post came out. I was having problems for a few days, trying to take my upper denture out and with having to fiddle with it attempting to get it unattached,causing me to spend a longer time then usual, I must have caused it to be pulled right out of my mouth.

What are the risks of infection now that my implant screw came out? What precautionary measures should I take to limit my mouth from getting infected?
What directions do I need to follow now that this implant screw has come out?
I am not in any pain thus far, and actually in a strange way, that side of my mouth feels better now that the implant screw is out.

Thank you and I really do appreciate if my question could be answered asap. as I went through so much from start to finish with my procedure only to have it end this way. I surely do not want to take chances of a risk of danger with my mouth and increase it with an infection.

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  1. sandydig says:

    Implant post came out
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    Jo,

    If the bone had properly osseointegrated around the implant post then it should not have come out. It is possible that the bone never formed correctly around the post. You may have gotten an infection around the post as well. It is very uncommon for the implants to simply be pulled out. I would suggest seeing your dentist as soon as possible to rule out infection because it would be very important to put you on antibiotics asap to get that cleared up. A simple xray will give him the information he needs to treat you. As far as replacing the implant, it’s not as simple as just sticking it back in. With a “hole” being left it is very possible that you would need some bone grafted into that space. They must first figure out why that implant failed in the 1st place.

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