Hi, Thanks for your question. I'm Dr. Hasan and I'll try to help you. I am sorry to hear about your problem. I am going to address your primary concern but you may ask anything later on. You don't need to worry about the non-absorbable sutures. There are many cases where we put such sutures in the body and we never remove them. They don't cause any harm to our body. Non-absorbable sutures remain at there place of insertion when the tissues around them are healthy, since in your case there was abscess formation and the tissues were no longer healthy, the stitches got out from the area of insertion. The stitch may have got displaced from the implant or it might have slipped deep inside but in either case you don't need to be stressed because it will not harm you in anyway rather the attempt to find it will be more harmful. As far your pain and swelling is concerned, you have to wait for next 48 hours to expect some results from the antibiotic. It is too early to expect a response from penicillin in such cases. If you are better than before then you are doing good. I hope this helps you. I wish you good luck and that you get well soon. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.
Dear Dr. Hasan, Thank you for your reply. I thought it might have been the stitches that have caused the infection, my dentist is entirely non-communicative.As suggested, I will wait 48 hours to see if the antibiotic is working. However, the dentist said he had never seen this in an implant before,so is it at all likely the implant is being rejected, or is it more likely that it is some straightforward infection that just happened. I realise that you can only submit an opinion on the basis that you cannot see the problem. Many thanks