Swollen gums around dental implants

| October 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

2 Implants were carried out six months ago on my right upper back jaw and all appeared to be healing well until just before the placement of a bridge was due to be carried when I had a cold.

A week later while I was on a flight I experienced discomfort and I noticed swollen gums around dental implants. The outcome was a sinus infection which was treated with 3 separate courses of antibiotics.

Five weeks later my gums are still swollen around the implant. A CT scan was taken but it would appear nothing unusual was revealed. A temporary implant supported bridge was fitted four days ago but this feels uncomfortable (not painful but tight).

Should I be concerned about this as it is my understanding that the implanted supported bridge should feel like normal teeth or will this take time?


Category: Problems After Placing Implant

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  1. sandydig says:

    Dental Bridge Pain
    by: Sharon B., RDH


    If you had no symptoms until after the bridge was placed, and during your flight, it sounds like chronic sinusitis or allergies, especially since nasal pressure can be elevated during an airline flight. That being said, if the bridge did not fit just right, there could be some excess pressure on the implants if the bridge had to be forced on. If the irritation alleviates when the bridge is removed, this is most likely the case. Hopefully wearing your temporary bridge and seeing your MD for sinusitis will cause the symptoms to stop.

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