Implant Related Nerve Damage and Peri-implantitis?
I went for two lower right jaw implants at the end of January 2016. Second molar and second premolar, I believe. I had persistent numbness after the surgery, lips, chin, cheek on that side. As the numbness reduced a bit, severe pain persisted for weeks throughout the area, running along the nerve, upper molars ache, lower jaw aches, teeth sensitive on that side. Jaw joint is swollen and throbbing. The numbness mainly in front of the premolar but still present now, lip and chin initially, tingling and half sensation now. I suffered with this pain for 1 month. It seemed to be reducing somewhat, so I was waiting it out. I finally went to the implant specialist and had them look at it again. (I had already had two follow ups in that month and a second xray, where nothing was found.) They did a cone beam xray and found nothing on it, but upon looking at the gums, found severe bleeding, pockets, deterioration etc ( Something like perimplantitis.) They immediately removed both implants. The premolar was completely loose and showed bone deterioration. The back molar was still set in place at least somewhat with bone deterioration.
They are not very informative or forth coming with information. It has been 1.5 weeks since the removal. The numbness is still there but more like half sensation and the pain has not gone away yet. It is slightly reduced but is similar to what I already described. My jaw joint is swollen and painful. I would like a second opinion as to what happened here. I know I have nerve damage, but am not sure why I have the gum deterioration. They plan on waiting a month then trying a bone graft and repeating the procedure. They suggested it could be an allergic reaction to metal. I really believe it was an implant impinging on the nerve. Am I correct? I believe the premolar is the main problem. Could it be the back molar? Which is more likely? Can you explain the pain, numbness and “Perimplantitis”?
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