Week old implant now has a bump on the gum

| November 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Hi,
I am 28 years old and around 6 months ago I had my upper right canine removed. It was a baby tooth that never fell out and the adult tooth is impacted and there is no possibility of it coming out. Anyways after my tooth extraction, they also did bone graft. Fast forward 6 months, last week Friday, I got my implant. Everything I read indicated the pain wouldn’t be bad and to my surprise the pain was pretty awful. The dentist had also prescribed 500 mg of penicillin and Tylenol 3 every 6hrs. I felt nauseous the whole time I was on it and I thought it was the tylenol 3. When I stopped taking it for less than a day, my face started to swell up and pain was intense.

Anyways, I called the dentist and said it was probably the penicillin and he was right. I got back on tylenol 3 and was put on erythromycin 250 mg. Things were slowly improving and today I noticed a big bump on the gum of where the implant was placed. I am still taking erythromycin and will end my dose on Monday. I am pretty sure the implant is infected, because my lymph nodes around my throat are also swelling up.

Can it be something else? Will my implant have to come out? I am so tired of this dental nightmare at this point. I don’t want to go through this again. Can I just wear a flipper forever and not worry about implant? I can’t put a bridge because tooth next to it had a root canal and a crown placed.
Any information will be very helpful.

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  1. Stacey Norrell says:

    Don’t give up just yet! It sounds like you may possibly have some inflammation around the implant but by the time you finish up your round of antibiotics you should feel much better. It is too early to determine if the implant is failing. Most of the time implants are very successful. A removable flipper will never feel natural and will always be a nuisance. Once the implant has healed and you have your permanent crown it will look just like a natural tooth and you will be able to treat it as such. You will be able to brush and floss around it just like you do your natural teeth. The implant should give you the best long term results.

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