Is my dental implant failing?

Last Updated January 05, 2016
Reviewed By:  Dr. David Levitt

I am about 9 months post-op from a dental implant. The first implant I had installed failed due to insufficient bone height. The current implant was done by a periodontist with concurrent sinus lift/grafting. The crown etc were placed after 6 months healing. Recently, the tooth has become sore to chew with (1 or 2 days ). I have been scrupulous with gentle flossing around the graft twice daily with the dental tape crossed. Are these signs that the implant failing? Is there a greater chance of failure for a 2nd implant after the first one has failed?

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