I have been experiencing infection around my implant since 10 days. Please help.

Q. What are the possible causes of infection after implant placement?

Answered by
Dr. Jain Vicky Ghewarchand
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 12, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 07, 2023

Hi doctor,

About 10 days ago, I had a mandible jaw implant placed in my mouth and it got infected as the doctor did not close the stitches all the way. The pus started draining out and I had to go to the hospital. There is a biofilm around the implant and the doctors treated me with IV antibiotics to get the infection under control and I plan to get it removed later this month. However hard scar tissue has formed around the implant on the inside of my jaw. The implant has become encapsulated on the infected side. This has resulted in my face being swollen on the lower mandible where the implant is located. I wanted to know if I remove the implant will the hard fibrous scar tissue go away or will the scar tissue come back after it has been removed?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Implants if infected need to be removed as there will be no healing till it comes out. So basically I would suggest to get the implant out and the hard fibrous tissue will settle over three to six months.The scar tissue heals slowly and will get better.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

The implant is encapsulated. After I remove the implant will the hard lump still be there?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If the capsule is removed. I do not think that the hardening will persist.

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