Dental implants are surgical procedures aimed at replacing a missing tooth or a series of teeth to complete a dental set. It is made of titanium posts that are anchored to the jawbone topped with the tooth replaced using screw or cement.
Common Dental Implants Problems and Side Effects
- Most dental implants side effects are temporary such as having yellow and purple bruises on the face and the gum area, which extends to the neck down to the shoulders as a result of disrupted tissues during the surgical operation.
- Swelling of the gums and the face, which could last for 48 hours but it usually subsides after that
- Stiff jaws that can be remedied with cold compress. However, if the symptom does not abate and gets worse, you should go back to your surgeon.
- Gum numbness due to nerve damage during the surgical procedure. The numbness could also be felt on the lip, tongue, and chin, but it usually disappears after a few days. This numbness is the result the surgeon’s drilling in the lower jaw as he replaces a tooth.
- Dental implants pain is another side effect, which is normal within 24 to 48 hours after the operation.
- Jaw fracture or joint pain known as TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder is another possible side effects.
- Bacterial infections
- Bad breath