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Pain in cheek after implant

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Posted by: crog25  (8 years ago)
I had dental implants placed in December 2010 on teeth # 7 and 11. I never had an issue with the #7, # 11 however, had several infections around thei area and eventually had to be removed and re-grafted. It was placed again about 6 months ago, the healing abutment was placed in March 2012, and the permanent crown was put on about 6 weeks ago. Last week, I began experiencing pain in the gums of the teeth surrouding this implant and a very bad pain in my left cheek, all the way up to my eye bone. I went to my dentist, who irrigated the area and took films, he said the implant looked fine. He also tested the nerves of the surrounding teeth and said they were normal. I then went to my oral surgeon who put me on amoxicillin. I am on day 5 of taking that with the pain NOT getting any better. I am now also noticing an odd taste in my mouth. Any idea what could be wrong?
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I had dental implants placed in December 2010 on teeth # 7 and 11. I never had an issue with the #7, # 11 however, had several infections around thei area and eventually had to be removed and re-grafted. It was placed again about 6 months ago, the healing abutment was placed in March 2012, and the permanent crown was put on about 6 weeks ago. Last week, I began experiencing pain in the gums of the teeth surrouding this implant and a very bad pain in my left cheek, all the way up to my eye bone. I went to my dentist, who irrigated the area and took films, he said the implant looked fine. He also tested the nerves of the surrounding teeth and said they were normal. I then went to my oral surgeon who put me on amoxicillin. I am on day 5 of taking that with the pain NOT getting any better. I am now also noticing an odd taste in my mouth. Any idea what could be wrong?

If there was no infection, why did the oral surgeon put you on antibiotics?
 
 
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Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: crog25  (8 years ago)
I think just to rule it out? He said if it was an infection, i would feel better in a few days of taking the antibiotic. I also did not get to see my regular surgeon, he was out of town last week, so I'm seeing him on Thursday, hopefully he will have some answers knowing my history and all.
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I had dental implants placed in December 2010 on teeth # 7 and 11. I never had an issue with the #7, # 11 however, had several infections around thei area and eventually had to be removed and re-grafted. It was placed again about 6 months ago, the healing abutment was placed in March 2012, and the permanent crown was put on about 6 weeks ago. Last week, I began experiencing pain in the gums of the teeth surrouding this implant and a very bad pain in my left cheek, all the way up to my eye bone. I went to my dentist, who irrigated the area and took films, he said the implant looked fine. He also tested the nerves of the surrounding teeth and said they were normal. I then went to my oral surgeon who put me on amoxicillin. I am on day 5 of taking that with the pain NOT getting any better. I am now also noticing an odd taste in my mouth. Any idea what could be wrong?

Well, it certainly sounds like a peri-implant infection. Cannot figure out why one area is so prone to failure. Has a CAT scan confirmed the implant did not penetrate your sinus or nasal cavity? Never seen a case like that.
Posted 8 years ago
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I think just to rule it out? He said if it was an infection, i would feel better in a few days of taking the antibiotic. I also did not get to see my regular surgeon, he was out of town last week, so I'm seeing him on Thursday, hopefully he will have some answers knowing my history and all.

Well good luck. Usually antibiotics take 7 days to be effective.
 
 
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Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: crog25  (8 years ago)
No CAT scan, a bunch of Xrays though. I just hope it doesnt have to come out again. This has been such an ordeal, just ready to be out of pain
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