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Old 05-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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I had an immediate implant in March. The pain never really went away. The person who did the implant says it is just healing slowly. In the meantime, I went on vacation and my cheek, as well as the top of the implant, increased in pain to the point I had a raging headache. The ship doctor( yes, it was a cruise), said it was an infection and gave me Augmentin 875 for 7 days.

The periodontist who did the implant does not want to see me because she says it's my sinuses, and the ENT says it's not a sinus infection. Now, I just finished the Augmentin and the pain is back. The meds were torture on my stomach... worse than a gallbladder attack.

I don't know what to do because the ER will just give me more stomach shredding meds, but I still don't know where exactly the pain is coming from. Both teeth next to the implant hurt also, up into my nose, cheek, temple and head. I even called an oral surgeon, and they refused to see me, stating that they "don't get in the middle" of someone else's work.

So, do I wait until I have a fever and obvious abscess? Or do I go to walk in clinics and continue taking antibiotics? By the way, last year it took me two months to diagnose a "large abscess" from an old root canal which bothered me from the year I got married in 1996. The ONLY way they found it was with a CT scan, and I actually just had an MRI of the area one month earlier.

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Old 05-26-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: no help

There are good dental professionals and there are bad, or not-so-good dental professionals. It's not really easy to find the really good ones that you can trust to do a good job.

What I would do would be to locate the most competent, most highly thought of periodontist in my area and go to him to check the implant.
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