Infection of a dental Implant
This is a rare complication and needs to be treated. Most surgeons will remove the implant, let it heal again and replace the implant. Do some research on LANAP. This procedure is done with a laser and has some promise at helping the infection and regrowing bone around the implant.
Dental Implant Removal After Infection
Although it is not common, dental implants can get infected during the initial healing phase. IF the infection does not resolve with antibiotics and local drainage then it is in your best interest to remove it, graft the site then allow for healing for 3-4 months. The implant is then replaced. This will allow you to have a good long term prognosis for the implant. If you allow it to remain you run the risk of bone destruction in the area and this may affect your adjacent teeth. Although it will require more time you will be assured that you will have a long lasting dental implant
Infection around implants
It is very unfortunate that you have developed this infection around your implants. This is not the normal course of healing. Removing your implants to allow the area to heal then replacing in 5-6 months is the best course of treatment. Keep in mind the long term benefits and improved chewing you will have when the treatment is done.