For the complex procedure of teeth implants, problems do not typically arise, but every patient should be aware of what may arise following this type of treatment. Most are minor, and are familiar to anyone who has gone under the knife at some point, though a few more serious complications may occur if the root device is rejected or if tissue damage occurs.
Swelling, pain and bruising are all normal teeth implants problems following surgery, and typically resolve after a few days. The doctor will prescribe prescription strength painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication to combat the moderate pain that will linger for a day or so, and after a few days, it can normally be handled with over the counter medication. If an infection occurs at the replacement site, there may be more pain and swelling involved, though this can typically be eliminated with antibiotics.
Tissue or nerve damage may occur in extremely rare cases, and pain, numbness and tingling in the face may all result from a nicked nerve. The pain and tingling will go away after a short while, but the numbness may linger for a longer period of time. Fortunately, this can be sidestepped by selecting an oral surgeon who has a long history of performing the procedure successfully.
Finally, the root device may fail to anchor correctly if osseointegration does not occur properly. This refers to the bone accepting the device as if it were a part of the jaw. It only occurs in around 5 percent of patients, and there isn’t a clear reason why it happens, though some scientists believe it is a dormant rejection response that a few people have. When this occurs, the professional can normally get the replacement out quickly.