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Dental Implants Ask The Dentist Ira Koeppel Question:
Odor - Recession after placement: I had an implant and crown placed on #8 front tooth about 8 months ago.

I have suffered pain, inflammation and significant gum recession, mouth odor since. The abutment has been narrowed 2 times already which has helped some.

My dentist recommends a bridge which I find unacceptable. ... Visitor from NH

Answer:
Odors come from bacteria which produce sulfa compounds.

I have found that using a laser to trim and contour gum tissue prior to placing the abutment and or crown on implants have worked very well.

Sometimes the lab makes the abutment and crown to a perfect shape but the gum tissue is not and has to be contoured prior to screwing the abutment or crown in.

Ira D. Koeppel, D.D.S.
New York Reconstructive Dentistry
126 Gnarled Hollow Road
East Setauket Long Island, NY 11733
(631) 689-9777

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