There are different reasons why dental implants can be rejected, among them are oral diseases, life habits such as being a habitual smoker or some diseases such as diabetes.
Below, we will indicate the reasons why your mouth may reject the dental implant.
Why does dental implant rejection occur?
There are different reasons why the body may reject the dental implant. These are the most common ones:
Being a smoker.
Smoking is very detrimental to dental health, as well as to general health or to different factors, such as healing.
A regular smoker has a much higher percentage of dental implant rejection.
This is because the gums tend to recede due to tobacco smoke.
The patient has diabetes
A diabetic person has a higher percentage of his implant being rejected than a healthy person.
The patient has oral diseases
If the patient suffers from any periodontal disease, such as gingivitis or bleeding gums, it is possible that implant rejection or very serious osseointegration problems may occur.
Symptoms of dental implant rejection
In most cases where implant rejection occurs, there is no pain or negative sensation in the patient. Therefore, in some cases where there are no symptoms of rejection, the implant may move.
It is possible that the rejection of the dental implant is due to some type of periapical pathology. In these cases, if it happens, the area around the implant becomes considerably inflamed.
It should be noted that whenever a person undergoes dental implant treatment, if the implanted tooth causes pain or discomfort weeks or months later, this is a clear symptom that there is rejection of the implant, so it is recommended to see your dentist immediately.
Another common sign of rejection of dental implants is the sensation of pain when the implant is pressed a little.
If you would like more information about dental implants or signs that they have been rejected, consult a dental specialist.