A dental implant provides you with a long-term solution for your missing tooth. This dental restoration process comes with a high success rate even though it does not work for everyone. This is because it may result in long-term complications that can affect your oral health. These complications include infections, gum recession, loose implant, and tissue damage. Tissue damage is a common problem associated with dental implants.
How Dental Implants Damage Your Gum
First, the implant itself is made from titanium metal, which is in the form of a screw. It is this screw that a dental surgeon places into your jawbone before fixing a dental crown on it. Over a couple of weeks, both the jawbone and implant fuse together in order to support a dental crown or an artificial tooth.
Keep in mind that this is an invasive process that is likely to damage your nerves and tissue. This happens when a dental surgeon inadvertently places a dental implant very close to your nerve. As a result, you may end up with long-term numbness, pain, and tingling. Dental implant surgery-induced tissue damage can cause a decline in your quality of life. That is the main reason you need immediate attention if such an incident occurs. Any damage to the inferior alveolar nerve located in your jaw can be as fatal.
To know whether your nerve or tissue is damaged, you need to look out for specific symptoms. Persistent numbness on your lower lip, chin, and side of the dental implant is an indication of severely damaged gum tissue. This is followed by tickling and burning sensation within the gums and skin, including persistent pain. Should you notice any of these symptoms after the dental implant procedure, talk to your dentist to find a working solution. If you have questions about the effects of dental implants on your gum tissue, please call us, and we will give you the right answers.
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