Maria, a patient, asks us:
I had dental implant surgery on Wednesday of this week. Teeth 9/10, 9 was missing and 10 was removed. I got very swollen on Wednesday night and Thursday.
Now, I have discomfort right under my front tooth. I wore a dental flipper the first night as told. My
lip still feels stiff in this area. Number 9 had a bone graft.
Is this normal? My periodontist who did the work only works at my dental office on Wednesday’s. This Wednesday I get the stitches out. I also feel the discomfort whenever I eat and I’ve been eating soft foods that don’t require much chewing. Is this discomfort normal? I can’t raise the lip much in this area yet. Wondering if all this is part of the pain and discomfort with grafting and implants at the same time. If anyone can share their thoughts with dental implants and the pain and stiffness that
goes with it, I’d appreciate it alot. Thank you for any help you can provide.
Asher, a dental implant patient, comments:
Hi…all Doc’s … I am a recipient of at least 12 more like 15 but who is counting dental implants. I do not know which type. I will find out as I go back again to my dentist to find out what the heck is causing my swollen throat, nasal problem, ears burning…
My guess would be the dental implants that are now exposed from the top of the screw (abutment I think) down into my bone which I also see. (Troubling for the end user) What I do know is some dental implants work some don’t. I today am in a mess…$120,000.00 later and still trying to find a way. I am 48 years old and started this process at 40. I suppose I should be happy I had 5 years of no problems but this technique (excuse me for lack of clinical lingo) is costly, not physically painful, but certainly emotional and psychologically because of its recurrent problems. Dental Implants themselves don’t seem to cause to much of a problem day to day however the side effects that occur are a major concern. One can get infection and not know resulting in many ENT problems. Can anyone help me? Provide any insight. Thanks.