Sorry to be gross, but I recently had an implant done to replace one of my lower pre-molars. Everything went well and the restorative phase was completed a few months back. Unfortunately, since this phase was completed, I have begun to notice an odor coming from the implant. The odor will be there for a week or two and then subside and then will start up again.
I have not been able to track a predictable pattern or anything. I can just tell you that it isn't always a problem. I sometimes get a little reprieve. I am not in any type of pain at all. As a matter of fact, my implant crown came out recently and my dentist x-rayed me to be sure everything was ok. He said the screw and the gum look wonderful.
I am just so terribly self-conscious about this problem and have tried extra flossing, extra brushing and very expensive mouthwashes "guaranteed" to cure breath issues. Nothing really helps! I don't even want to kiss my husband!!! If I gently push on the gumline surrounding the implant, I can taste and smell whatever it is. I also smell it on the floss I am using. Any advice or suggestions?