Mandibular implant placement and shoulder pain?

Last Updated February 13, 2019
Reviewed By:  Dr. Dale Gerke

My patient had implants placed in #18 and 19 sites. X-rays all look good. Implants are not into the IA nerve. Patient started having left shoulder pain immediately after implant placement. His physician has MRI, CT, X-rays that have not revealed anything. After I placed the screw retained crowns, he said the shoulder pain has increased. He had no shoulder pain at all prior to dental work. Has anyone had any similar experiences? I did have a patient who I extracted #15 and her shoulder pain of 5 years went away.

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