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implant pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 4, 2006
  • 11:14 PM

I had an implant done on my lower left jaw 19 days ago. The dentist stated that everything went very smoothly and I felt fine. The following morning I got up and exercised vigorously. Little did I know what a mistake this was. The area around the implant swelled quite a bit. It was Friday and I was going out of town for three days. By Saturday morning I was in significant pain but taking 800mg doses of Advil to mask the symptoms. I went back to the dentist on Tuesday. He told me I was crazy for having exercised but the damage was done. I was told the tissue had blanched and they swabbed an iodine solution to the area almost daily for a week. No relief from the pain but the tissue looked better. I have been on several antibiotics (currently clindamycin) . On the 15th day I went to a periodontist and he found no bad teeth. It is now 19 days since the implant and I basically have as much pain as I did on the 3rd day. I feel as if I have an abcessed tooth.

Any ideas?

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  • I've had a couple of implants with no trouble, and the oral surgeon never said that I shouldn't exercise. I wonder whether your dentist is blaming the exercise in order to cover his own guilt in perhaps causing an infection. If he's only a general dentist, he isn't as qualified as an oral surgeon, or even an endodontist, to do implants. My suggestion is that you get to an oral surgeon for a second opinion and some help.
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    • November 11, 2006
    • 02:16 AM
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