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Side Effects of Dental Implant

Side Effects of Dental Implants

No medical and dental treatment is without hazard; the same goes with Dental implants. It has been seen that 95 to 98 percent of dental implants treatment are successful. However, sometimes some problems may occur to certain people with certain conditions, but mostly they are minor problems and can be treated effectively as soon as you contact or visit your dentist.

First, we have to know What is Dental implant is.

The Replacement of a missing tooth with the help of a titanium screw implanted by the dentist or dental surgeon by screwing into the patient’s jawbone is known as a Dental Implant.

After several weeks, once the titanium screw implant is fused to the jawbone, it can support an artificial tooth.

Dental Implant Surgery is a procedure that one has to follow before having surgery. For dental implant surgery, one has to go through a thorough examination of a dental surgeon to determine that they are eligible or perfectly alright.

If you are looking or going for a dental implant, it is better to know its side effects also. Though it’s very rare for someone to have any side effects of dental implant problems it’s good to know that too. 

These are some common or short-term disadvantages of dental implants that one may have or may not. 

  • Infection

Patients should maintain their dental implants to curtail the hazard of infection.

It is very important to follow the dentists’ advice regarding aftercare.

Treatment for an infection relies on stringency and location of the infection.

For instance, a bacterial infection in the gum may mandate Antibiotics or sluggish tissue graft. 

In contrast, a bacterial infection in the bone may require detachment of the infected bone tissue and probably the implant pursued by the bone and soft tissue graft. 

  • Gum Recession

In some scenarios, a patient may experience the tissues around the implants starting to recede. Hence, it will lead to pain and inflammation.

Getting a quick examination from the dentist is necessary to prevent the deduction of dental implants.  

  • Loose Implant

In the initial weeks, the thriving and stirring with the jawbone in the dental implant is called osseointegration, and it is significant to the long-term accomplishment. This procedure can take a long period.

For some reason, if the implant declines to fuse with the bone, the dentist may discard it. An individual may be able to reattempt the implant method once the region has been cured.

  • Tissue or nerve damage

In some cases, a dentist or dental surgeon may place a dental implant near a nerve; this can result in long-term pain or numbness. In a 2012 study, it has been found that DIS-induced damage can drive a decrease in quality of life.

A nerve or tissue situation requires primary observation. Damage to the inferior alveolar nerve in the lower jaw can be extremely severe.

  • Sinus Problem

Upper jaw dental implants can be put out into the sinus cavities, resulting in swelling of the sinuses. It is recognized as sinusitis.

Below are some symptoms of Sinusitis:-

  • Blocked Nose
  • Terrible Breath 
  • High temperature
  • Lower sense of smell
  • Green or yellow nasal mucus
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling around nose, eyes, and forehead.

Long Term Dental Implant Problem

A gum disease in which loss of bone supporting implant takes place is known as Peri-Implantitis. It formulates because of persistent inflammation at the site of the implant.

According to research, Peri-Implantitis may take up to five years to thrive and incite symptoms.

The symptoms are generally swelling or bleeding around the site of the dental implant  

How to take care of Implants?

To avoid implant failure and to make sure that your dental implants are a success, following of Dental surgeon or dentist after surgery advice is a must.

Here are some guidelines:-

  • An Individual should avoid Hot food and drinks.
  • Stick to the Soft and Numb diet for a few days after the Dental Implant
  • It requires regular cleaning
  • Avoid vigorous exercises for a few days to prevent the blood flow
  • Use interdental brushes to reach difficult areas.
  • Quit smoking or Possession of any tobacco
  • Lastly, Schedule regular dental checkups and appointments for deep cleansing.

The Takeaway

Dental implant surgery is a very popular surgery with a high success rate, yet not adequate for everyone. For Dental implant surgery, one has to go through a comprehensive inspection performed by the dental surgeon.

However, it has increased the quality of life of many people; you can also have dental implant surgery after consulting with your dental surgeon, but as we discussed above, no medical or dental surgery comes with a risk the same goes with the dental implant. A dental implementation may cause swelling, bleeding, infections of gum recession. It is recommended to visit or contact a Dental surgeon for better assistance.

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Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande is a BDS & MDS in teeth replacement and implantology (prosthodontics). He has been practicing as an implantologist, smile designer & consultant in Bandra and Mira Bhayandar.

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