Gum disease found around dental implants is known as mucositis and can cause bleeding, tenderness, pain, swelling, or redness of the gum tissue. An essential step to catching disease early is to perform peri-implant probing consistently. Frontal inflammation found on dental implants is not a healthy sign.
A dental implant requires attention and regular thorough cleaning as much as a natural tooth. Removing residual cement found on the crown, bridge, or prosthetic tooth can be helpful for removing most mucositis.
For increased prevention against mucositis and peri-implantitis, you must spend increased time and attention on cleaning dental implants. Effective brushing and flossing can produce the best results in preventing gum and bone disease. Differences in brushing techniques can make significant differences in results.