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Old 12-13-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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Infection, wisdom tooth removal

Few years ago upper right wisdom tooth was removed, however the spot was infected and black before the impacted tooth was removed. Within the removal the dentist had crush some of the existing bone which has never grown back. Since then my face has sufferred symptoms such as aging facial lines around the mouth and nose, numbness in lips, holes in face after shaving,etc.
Since then my face has sufferred symptoms such as aging facial lines around the mouth and nose, numbness in lips, holes in face after shaving,etc. I am very conscience that these symptoms occured since the procedure and has progressively gotten worse. Now a narrow part of the bone still exists that holds the last tooth at by upper right side in place, however it is narrow and the width of the bone des not exist. Can I request for a dental implant for a tooth to be placed there coincidiing with a bone graft being done before, as I believer this will remedy my issues. What can be done?

 
Old 12-14-2010, 05:17 AM   #2
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Re: Infection, wisdom tooth removal

Hi,
Normally a wisdom tooth is a rudimentary tooth and does not need replacing after being pulled. Many times they interfere with the jaw angle and have to be removed. I'm not sure an implant is the solution if you have had post surgical problems with a wisdom tooth removal.

The best thing for you to do is go to an oral surgeon that has alot of experience in implants for an evaluation. They would have to check to see if there is enough bone to place the implant and if the position is OK for placement. Last thing you want is an implant interfering with your jaw motion.

If bone is needed, it's possible to have a bone graft done before, wait for it to fully heal, have the implant, wait for that to heal, and then have the abutment and crown placed. It's a lengthy process but implants can be really super.

Only way to know if you are a good candidate for one is to go for the evaluation.

Hope this helps.
Best to you,
Gellia

 
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