The dental implant pain is/are complications that arise when the dental surgery fails after a certain period, month, or weeks causing a lot of pain and distress to the damage/affected dental nerves or tissues. Most of the dental surgeries are successful, but a few percentage experience dental failure. It is normal to experience the pain immediately after the surgery for like two to three days. If the pain persists beyond a week, seek your dentist for a further checkup, even though such a situation rarely arises. If you possibly experience acute pressure and pain in your sinus nerves, trouble while chewing, swelling of the gums, or loosening of the replaced tooth, apparently could be reasons to visit your dentist for further clarity. Most common dental pain or failure arises months later after a year or two due to the following reasons;
• Poor dental hygiene attracts bacterial infection hence affecting the gum and the jawbone.
• Allergies or genetic incompatibility makes the body reject the implant as a foreign body, causing a lot of pain to the dental nerves or tissues.
• Suppose the surgeon conducted the operation without precision, like checking if the patient is allergic to certain metal elements or improperly aligning the artificial tooth. These can cause dental implant failure.
• Smoking of cigar does affect the circulation of blood in the body. Hence lack of proper blood flow to the gum slows down the healing or completely fails to heal.
• Health or medical histories like suffering from diseases such as arthritis or diabetes are autoimmune diseases or under particular medication; it will slow the gums’ healing process or hinder the implant from infusing to the jawbone.
• Injuries around the implant may trigger infection to the affected nerves hence loosening the implant.
However, these complications preventable if the dentist or surgeon instructions are adhered to and necessarily taken as a severe routine. These measures are;
• Avoiding smoking to enhance proper circulation to the cavity for faster healing of the gums
• Visiting the dentist or the surgeon every three months for checkups.
• Before deciding on a dental implant, it is good to present to the dentist or surgeon with your medical history to avoid complications in the future due to allergies, gene incompatibility, or medication side effects to the implant.
• Maintain good dental hygiene and avoiding a lot of sugar, salt, and caffeine.
• Intake foods rich in calcium to harden the jawbone and gums for better support of the implant.
It is essential to know and understand about complications that might come up after a successful dental implant by taking earlier precautions on handling such situations.