Decoding Dental Implant Symptoms: A Deep Dive into Peri-Implantitis



Teleconsultation – 2023-08-10 06:45

Hello this is Sarah again. I have another serial number for an implant, ZZZ-13-FGTA. Do you have more information about it? What is the type of the implant? Please write a comprehensive answer as I have an inflammation on the right side and it seems that I have pus from the right nose and a smell.

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for reaching out to us regarding your concerns about your dental implant. We understand that experiencing inflammation and unusual symptoms can be discomforting and worrisome.

Based on the information you provided, the implant with the serial number ZZZ-13-FGTA was placed in the maxillary right third molar region, also known as tooth #16. This implant appears to be in proximity to the right maxillary sinus. Given your symptoms, it’s possible that there might be some connection to this implant.

From the records we have, this implant was possibly a Straumann tissue-level ultrashort implant, 4 mm in length. However, we don’t have definitive information on this.

You mentioned experiencing inflammation on the right side, pus from the right nostril, and a noticeable smell. These symptoms might indicate an infection, possibly peri-implantitis, which is a gum condition that can occur around dental implants. This condition can lead to inflammation, infection, and if left untreated, bone loss around the implant. Another possibility is that there might be a communication between the sinus and the oral cavity due to the proximity of the implant to the sinus.

Please note that it’s crucial to get a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment promptly. We highly recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Truppe for a thorough evaluation. Dr. Truppe will be able to examine you, review your symptoms, possibly order further diagnostic tests, and determine the best course of action.

In the meantime, please ensure to maintain good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly. Rinsing with a warm saltwater solution might also help alleviate some discomfort and reduce inflammation.

Please remember that this advice is intended to be general in nature, and specific causes may vary. Your health and well-being are our utmost priority. If you notice any worsening of your symptoms or if you have any other concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us immediately.

Looking forward to addressing your concerns and facilitating a speedy recovery.

Best regards,

Linda Lee Beighle
Personal Assistant to Michael Truppe, MD

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