I feel pain where a titanium screw was inserted, can it be infected? Is it safe to wait for 3 weeks until my next appointment?
Doctor Answers 3
I would suggest not waiting 3 weeks to have it checked. A 3-D image taken by your surgeon can best diagnose the cause of the swelling and you can begin treatment for it, the sooner the better. Good luck!
Of course there is always the possibility of an implant being infected, but because you recently had your braces removed, you should also make sure that it is not one of your natural teeth that is still getting used to the pressure of your bite without braces.
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