Complications After a Tooth Implant

By March 9, 2018Uncategorized

It is completely normal to experience discomfort after a tooth implant. We found this great video to help you understand what to expect after you have a tooth implant procedure. Just in case the video doesn’t load properly, we have provided the video transcript below.

Michelle: Did you recently just have a dental implant placed and you just wanted to know as far as what causes the discomfort with an implant? Well, my name’s Michelle and I’m a dental assistant with Solutions. I’m going to explain to you exactly what happens after you have a dental implant.

Michelle: Basically, this is exactly what an implant looks like, of course. But visually, when you’re looking inside your mouth you would not be able to see the screw part. But basically what an implant is is it’s a titanium post that is screwed into your jaw. Then it’s sealed up and then it sits there for about four to six months while you’re healing. The bone is reintegrating into the implant where the screws are at.

Michelle: Then you go back to your dentist in about six months and he places a crown on top of an implant. But the main thing to expect after you have an implant done is basically you’re gonna have some discomfort for the first week or two weeks or so. Having an implant placed is having surgery done, so with any other type of surgery you are gonna be sore. There is gonna be discomfort.

Michelle: A major complication to expect with a dental implant is that your body might reject the implant, meaning that it doesn’t take well. It actually starts to force the implant. The bone will not start to integrate around the implant. Your body will actually start to force it out of the bone. That’s the main complication, but nine times out of 10 that usually doesn’t happen, especially if the implant is placed correctly and aligned correctly.

Michelle: But basically, this is pretty much an implant and just really you need to expect some discomfort for the first week or two and then after about four to six months when you go to finalize the implant, everything should be perfect with it. Once again, my name’s Michelle and I’m a dental assistant with Solutions. I just explained to you the complications of having an implant.

If you need to schedule a dentist appointment, you can call Tate Eble, DDS. at (615) 794-8977 to schedule an appointment today.