Periimplantitis Signs and Symptoms
Any patient with dental implants should know the signs and symptoms of peri-implantitis. By knowing the early signs of this disease, a patient can receive professional help in time, before the bone loss around the implants is too intense.
In most cases the severe forms of peri-implantitis are preceded by its mild form: peri-implantitis mucositis. Here is a list with early signs of peri-implantitis:
- Swelling in the gums;
- The color of the gums near the implants changes;
- Gum bleeding while brushing;
- High gum sensitivity;
After the peri-implantitis evolved to more severe forms (marginal peri-implantitis, retrograde peri-implantitis), the signs and symptoms change:
- Implant mobility;
- Mild-to-severe pain;
- Abundant bleeding while brushing;
- Implant exposure (the receding gums fail to adhere to the crown or implant surface);
- Purulent secretion from the implants’ surrounding tissues.