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Old 07-12-2005, 08:49 PM   #1
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Dental Implant Pain

I came to this board to search for answers in regards to the severe pain I'm having following an extraction and the first phase of my dental implant. I had it done on 6/30, kind of an emergency thing since I was in horrible pain due to an absess and crack in my tooth. The days immediately following were pretty good considering, if you kwim. The second Sat. after my surgery I noticed my mouth was hurting more and more, especially when I bent down to pick something up, etc. I went back on the antibiotics that I'd gone off of after 6 days (ok per doc) thinking I must not have irrigated enough and had gotten an infection. I should have contacted the doctor, but... Last Sun. it was so bad that I ended up calling the doctor at home, the pain was truly severe. He gave me a different script for antibiotics and one for pain meds. Went in Mon. morning, they irrigated it with something, then gave me IV antibiotics. Since then I've been stuck at home, taking pain killers because the pain is awful. Has anyone else had anything like this happen? If so, what on earth turned out to be the problem? I'm so frustrated by all of this!!!!! TIA

 
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Dental Implant Pain

wow, sorrry you are having a difficult time . i had my implants placed on june22th , had antibiotis for 10 days and took two percocets for pain . i am having some throbbing and occsional twinges around one implant . i called the doctor today to inform him of my symptoms. this is the same area where i needed some gum graft work done . i do not have any other symptoms of infection , redness, swelling or pain requiring pain medications . he suggested doing x-rays. funny thing is tonight everthing feels great.
i hope you start to feel better soon

 
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:33 AM   #3
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Re: Dental Implant Pain

Hopefully the IV antibiotics will do the trick.The Doctor seems to be on top of the situation. Did he seem like he thought the IV would work? I know that I have had pain off and on and what seemed to be my problem was that I was having a reaction to the peridex mouth rinse. Once I stopped this I got better quicker. I just used salt water there after. I will pray for you. Hang in
there and keep up with your pain meds and anti-inflamatory meds like
Motrin.

Hope you feel better soon.
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Old 07-30-2005, 03:22 AM   #4
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Hiya!

Well you sound pretty much like me! I had extractions and four implants on 19 July 2005. First few days was able to manage pain by codeine based tablets. Then on about the four day I developed a hard swelling underneath my chin and a 'spongey' lump underneath my tongue. Dentist said I had infection and put me on antibiotics. It's now 11 days post-op and I'm still having severe pain - pain killrs not really working. Finding it hard to swallow. Don't know whether this is just infection or absess. About to phone dentist again. Will let you know outcome. Hope you'll start feeling well soon. x

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Old 07-30-2005, 06:43 AM   #5
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Had my surgery May 9th. I had the hard lump under my chin and pain. Guess what my issue seemed to be? The peridex they had me using. It was reacting against me. I stopped using this and only swished with salt water.

You will get better. Give it time. I was hurting for about a whole month off and on. Sometimes really bad. Now only occasional twinges here and there. Mainly from the fact I grit my teeth. (Oh by the way, I have "Teeth in a Day" it is where they attach the prosthesis immediately after placing the implants.) I do not know what you have.

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Old 07-31-2005, 02:42 AM   #6
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Well I've been back to my dentist. He did two xrays. Thinks the gum over one of the implants hasn't healed properly. He's now put me on Metronidazole 200mg and I have to see him again on Thursday. He said he'll probably cut the gum and insert some gauze and stitch it up again. He did say that I should start feeling relief within 48 hours from taking the Metronidazole - we'll see!! I'm still in severe pain and haven't eaten very much for nearly two weeks! Will be in touch.

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Old 04-15-2009, 04:56 PM   #7
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Re: Dental Implant Pain

Please excuse this lengthy post.
Recently, I had dental three dental implants installed upper middle (large area) and two lower implants, one per former tooth.
This is my second attempt at upper implants. I had the surgery done in 1990. After surgery, I developed problems from the outset (upper right) although I learned to live with a periodic and low grade pain for 10 years with lots of help of Motrin and sometimes Vicodin when the pain worsened. The implantologist was never able to resolve the problem with repeated visits. Eventually, all of the implants were removed after I developed infections following the pain, complications, and poor quality of life. That was four years ago and I have been wearing a partial with daily adhesives ever since (Polygrip) which I dislike intensely.
My other dentist who specializes in crown and regular dentistry strongly recommended me to a specialist he has worked with the past few years who uses a 'Nobel Guided' technique that he reported was very successful with every patient he made crowns for. He showed me some models and explained the procedure. The preparations for the surgery was impressive, CT scans, computer models, etc.. My dentist knew I would never try implants again unless the techniques improved. He showed me some prospective crown models he was making for his patients that went through this surgery technique.
The concept of the implant surgery is to place the implant into the area of the bone with the most bone density using scans and computer models. All of the implants woud be perfect; straight, in dense bone and not slanted like my first surgery (top right).
So I had the surgery in March 2009. After the surgery I saw the implants on the xray, all implants perfectly straight.
All of the implants seem to be doing fine except the one on the top right, same problem area as the last time. A week after surgery I traveled through Mexico on vacation and developed severe pain in the top right implant. I called my dentist who advised me to go to the farmacia and pick up Ammoxicilina 500 mg 3 x daily. Fortunately, a person can get the antibiotics over the counter. The dentist suspected my upper bridge may have trapped some bacteria in the implant area causing intense pain. I took the antibiotics for eight days and 400 mg Motrin 4 x daily. Since I returned home, i had my partial adjusted again but I still have chronic low grade pain, like before. The pain can be nagging enough to wake me up at night (even though the denture is removed when I sleep) .
The area where the pain occurs is where my gum (and bone) is recessed. I am wondering this could be related to:

A) not having enough bone
B) sinus cavity issues

At this point I just need to know what to do. My lower implants will be uncovered in June with crowns scheduled for fitting late June and if all is well, with the top ones scheduled to be uncovered for July.

I need some advice and posters experiences......I plan to see the implant doc in the next week depending on our business schedules, my discomfort, and obvious anxiety.

 
Old 04-16-2009, 12:34 AM   #8
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Re: Dental Implant Pain

Most of patients that have had an implant say that it feels like having a tooth extracted. Not one of them said that they were extremely uncomfortable. You will do fine with it. They have a very high success rate as long as you continue to have your cleanings and check ups every six months. It is very important to floss and brush really well around the implant.

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Old 01-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #9
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Re: Dental Implant Pain

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I came to this board to search for answers in regards to the severe pain I'm having following an extraction and the first phase of my dental implant. I had it done on 6/30, kind of an emergency thing since I was in horrible pain due to an absess and crack in my tooth. The days immediately following were pretty good considering, if you kwim. The second Sat. after my surgery I noticed my mouth was hurting more and more, especially when I bent down to pick something up, etc. I went back on the antibiotics that I'd gone off of after 6 days (ok per doc) thinking I must not have irrigated enough and had gotten an infection. I should have contacted the doctor, but... Last Sun. it was so bad that I ended up calling the doctor at home, the pain was truly severe. He gave me a different script for antibiotics and one for pain meds. Went in Mon. morning, they irrigated it with something, then gave me IV antibiotics. Since then I've been stuck at home, taking pain killers because the pain is awful. Has anyone else had anything like this happen? If so, what on earth turned out to be the problem? I'm so frustrated by all of this!!!!! TIA
Did the Dr. put an implant in after extracting the tooth? If that is what he did, then I would say it is the infection that is causing you the pain. If he just extracted the tooth, then you may have a dry socket to go along with that infection. Irrigating it right after surgery could have washed the clot out.

 
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