It’s good for patients to know what to do in certain situations and whether they should contact us. Sometimes problems can be sorted out over the phone and a patient may be reassured. In other cases we will need a patient to come in to be seen. This can vary from case to case and may only be a loose crown to pain and bleeding, however this is rare. After any surgical treatment a patient is given aftercare advice and medication. There are some signs to look out for which will tell you if you if you have a problem that needs looking at straight away or if you a minor problem and need advice. If an implant fails it is most likely to do so within the first month of placement; implants that are well looked after and have served many years are very unlikely to sporadically fail. Early signs of failure that you may notice are:
• the implant literally falling out • the implant feeling lose and visibly moving
• Extreme pain or bleeding that lasts for longer than 3 days
• Visible swelling or inflammation that lasts longer than a week
• any sign of infection; pus or discharge around the implant.
See our patient leaflet attached or you can pick up a copy from the centre. No matter what your problem is or if you just want some advice we are available to you before, during and after treatment and you can contact us by phone Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 18:00pm and by email 7 days a week 24 hours, we will reply back to you by email within 12 hours of your requests. Don’t miss out on practice news, subscribe to our blog,