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Dental implants

Dental implants should be lodged well into the jawbone upon insertion, and should not wobble around at all. If you should feel any movement of the dental implant in any direction whatsoever, you need to get an appointment with the dentist who inserted the dental implant as soon as possible. Movement of dental implants imply some sort of fundamental problem, although not all cases result in dental implant failure or reimplantation. Many times it may be that there is a slight movement in the beginning stages of osseointegration, and once the jawbone has received the implant better, the movement will stop. Only a trained medical professional can determine this, however. If an appointment with the implantologist who did your dental implant is not available right away, you should see if you can have an appointment with a general dentist immediately. Although a general dentist is not qualified to deal with dental implant issues, there are quite a few immediate remedies and diagnoses that they are able to provide. 

Stabilization

Dental implants tend to destabilize when the extraction site becomes infected with a periodontal disease. These can be spotted immediately by any dentist, and can often become visible to the layman as well. The general dentist can prescribe antibiotics for your dental issue right away, and this may or may not save the dental implant, but it will definitely cure the root cause of that problem, so that re-implantation will become possible at all. If the failed dental implant is causing you pain, a general dentist can also provide you with pain medication to ease the symptoms. There might also be special instructions that you may need to follow in order to avoid a serious infection, and these depend on the individual situation and how and why the dental implant is moving. These can also be given to you by a general dentist. 

Allergies

As dental implants are hypoallergenic, when they become rejected by the body, the body does not have the capacity to throw them out, as it does with, say, a splinter of wood, as the body does not see the titanium alloy as a foreign body. That means that if the implant is infected, or at a wrong angle, the body will not reject it, and it will stay in, but become wobbly or painful.

So you see, contacting a dentist is very important in these cases.