This patient had an implant placed in #10 site. About a month or so after the implant was placed, infection set in and caused some bone loss. You can see the bone loss and deep pocketing around the implant in the radiograph. No bone graft was performed by the surgeon (Was that a mistake?)
I am trying to determine if this implant is failing or ailing? Long term, the concern is bacteria getting caught up in the pockets around the implant and leading to infections and long term success may be compromised. What do you think? What do you recommend that I do at this point?