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Old 01-17-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Pain 1 year after dental implant.

So I had a bone graft, and implant placed almost a years ago. After the procedure and healing, the tooth felt really solid. I went back to my dentist a couple of months ago and ended up having to have an implant next to my other one, due to infection that showed up again in the area. He did another bone graft and now I am waiting for that to heal. He told me that I had a chance of loosing the first implant because of the infection. At the time it still felt very solid. Now a couple of months later it hurts a little bit. I have to move it with my fingers to make it hurt, and it doesn't feel loose or just hurts a little bit. Does anyone have experience with dental implant failure, and the symptoms that go along with it? Any information is much appreciated.

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Old 01-17-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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Re: Pain 1 year after dental implant.

I had one fail after many years but personally I feel it did so b/c of a replacement bridge that was attached to it - it was fine with the old bridge for more than 7 yrs - but once that bidge was replaced I started having problem with the implant immediately.

For me telltale signs of an impending failure included - some pain or discomfort and an urge to grind the implant/crown against something (like the tooth above it) to get relief, reddness and puffiness along the base of the implant near the gum line and then eventually a slight infection that would clear up with antibiotics and then recur. Although it never became mobile I eventually had it removed but afterwards met another dentist who told me it could have been saved with the right treatment - even if a bone graft was needed since the bone did recede quite a bit due to the infection -and a bridge that was fitted correctly.

Old 01-17-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Re: Pain 1 year after dental implant.

you need to discuss this with your dentist. he/she will probably want to take a radiograph to look for bone loss and infection. tenderness does not always mean failure. there are other possiblities. it is a bit concerning that you had an infection next to the implant as infection can spread to the implant. don't get discouraged. have your dentist check things out. good luck

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