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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Bleeding Gum with Puss
Hi, I have an implant that replaces tooth # 8. I`m good floser, and keep my dental visits regular, every 6 months. On my last check up - there was nothing wrong, but a week ago, I started to have a swollen gum from the inside of tooth #8. It bleeds in the morning and I could see puss coming out when the gum is pressed. I have healthy gums everywhere else. I never had anything like it before, please advise!
Obviously, it is hard to say without actually seeing the tooth and an x-ray, but it sounds like you have something called peri-implantitis. It is an inflammation around an implant that can lead to bone loss and implant failure. Unfortunately, if puss is coming out, it really doesn't sound like a good situation. I would visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University