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What Are The Side Effects Of A Titanium Implant?

During a dental implant surgery, a screw made of titanium is inserted into the jawbone, which acts as a post for the dental crown to be placed on top of it. After a few months, the titanium screw will fuse with bone around the area, and that’s when the healing process starts. However, for that to happen, there must be several conditions to be fulfilled, such as the person having adequate bone to support the titanium implant, and is not suffering from any gum and chronic diseases, such as diabetes and leukemia. Although majority of titanium implants are successful and has proven to be able to improve the quality of life, there is always a slight chance that there are negative side effects in any procedure. Here’s what you need to know about titanium implants’ complications.

Complication #1: Peri-implantitis

Peri-implantitis is a gum infection that occurs in the gum tissue of the implant. This may take place after the surgery, and its symptoms are bleeding when you brush your teeth, redness and sensitivity of your gum. Smoking increases the chances of getting this infection, as well as people with diabetes or gum diseases.

Complication #2: Injury To Your Mouth

You may experience pain, numbness, and a tingling feeling in your mouth, from your teeth to your lips, gums and even chin. This could be caused by the damage of your nerves or the surrounding structures of the titanium implant during the surgery.

Complication #3: Sinus

This usually happens when the titanium implant is placed in the upper jaw, as it increases the risk of the implant protruding into the sinus cavities, which leads to sinus. According to a study conducted by the Journal of Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, this side effect can lead to headache and pain in your cheekbones.

Aside from these complications, it is also important to know that feeling slight discomfort and bleeding after your surgery is very normal. However, if the pain and bleeding persists and gets worse after a few days, make sure to pay a visit to your dentist. Two good news for you – these complications are a rare occurrence, and they can be treated.

One major way to prevent the negative side effects from happening is to have a reliable and professional doctor. Always voice your queries and concerns you have with your dentist, as well as any dental problem you may experience. It is very important for your dentist to know your teeth very well to conduct a smooth operation for you. Here at Guerrino Dentistry, we not only have the most advanced dental equipment, our dental implant specialists are highly trained and experienced, and every titanium implant surgery is planned precisely and thoroughly. We promise to give you a good and safe experience with us. Come schedule a consultation with us today!