Advice about implant x-Ray


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Hello, I had an implant 3.5 weeks ago and I still feel some pressure around it and I have an inflammation around the implant that hurts when I touch it.

I went to a local dentist to get it checked she made an x-ray and told me that she couldn’t say anything and that I had to see an oral surgeon. The problem is that the closest appointment on saturday is on April. She gave me antibiotics and 600mg of ibuprofen and told me to come back in a week to see if the inflammation was gone.

Please see on the link my x ray and let me know if you think there s any problem with it.


 
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Dr M

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Good day.
I am struggling to open the peri-apicals and you didn't attach any clinical photos. Usually after implant placement, it can take up until 10 weeks to integrate into the bone, depending if other procedures were done as well. This can go along with a certain amount of inflammation, since this was a surgical procedure.
Was this an immediate placement of an implant, were the tooth was removed simultaneously or was there a gap previously?
Is this your first course of antibiotics since the implant was placed?

Severe inflammation around an implant , especially after 1 month, could be signs of implant failure. To rule out this, it is best to go back to the specialist that placed the implant, or alternatively you can also go to a periodontist, that is trained in dealing with such cases as well.
Continue taking the antibiotics as prescribed by your dentist and finish the course.
 

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