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Common Dental Implant Problems

Dental implants replace the form and function of missing teeth, making them the ideal solutions for those who are suffering from tooth loss problems. While some measure of discomfort can be expected right after the implant surgery (such as bruising, swelling, and pain on implant site), it is best to go to your implant dentist as soon as possible if these problems persist for a long period of time – or if they worsen in the days following the implant treatment.

What are the common dental implant problems?

Nerve Damage – Nerve damage can be the result of placing an implant directly over a nerve, or very close to it. This dental implant problem can cause a great deal of pain and will need the immediate attention of a dentist or implantologist. The implant may need to be taken out, and placed in a better position to solve this problem.

Peri-Implantitis – This is the result of an infection in and around the implant site, causing swelling of the surrounding tissue. Peri-implantitis is one of the most common dental implant problems and can cause implant failure.

Loose Dental Implant – An implant may become loose if it did not integrate properly with the surrounding tissue, or if it was placed incorrectly.

Sinus Problem – This can occur if implants are placed on the upper jaw, and the sinus cavity has been affected negatively.

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