A flame is part of a fire. Inflammation is when a tissue gets red, swollen, and usually hurts. With dental implants, this inflammation can be caused by infection or trauma. Inflammation is bad and it causes lots and lots of special defensive cells to migrate to this inflamed area. Inflammation can lead to bone loss and with dental implants, bone loss is a really bad thing. The supporting bone holds the dental implant in the jaw.
In all cases, the objective of the implant dentist is to eliminate inflammation. The way this is done is based on the cause of the inflammation around the dental implant. If it is due to a dental implant infection, then antibiotics and cleaning out the infected area is done. If the inflammation is due to trauma, then the dental work on top of the dental implant may be removed or adjusted so it does not bite as hard.
If treated early, inflammation can often be controlled so that the dental implant patient does not lose any dental implants. If you are interested in dental implants and would like to schedule a free dental implant consultation with Georgia Implant Dentist, Dr. Mark Padolsky, call 404-874-7428 for your appointment.