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Chin Implant Pain 9 years later

Chin Implant Pain 9 years later

Postby cassie86 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:21 pm

I had a chin implant put in just over 9 years ago and I woke up in the middle of the night in sever pain on one side of my implant. It feels irritated and I feel a small amount of movement. I havent done anything out of the ordinary to cause this irritation which is why it is very confusing to me, and I have never had pain before with the implant other than when i had it put in. I do have a cavity that i am in need of getting filled but I dont know if that has anything to do with it. I have been applying ice to it but I am not sure what exactly is going on. I went to a urgent care and the doctor told me to go to the hospital which I think is overkill. The plastic surgen I had went to to recieve the implant is no longer open. It has been 9 years. So i am just not sure what to do. I am worried I am going to need it taken out.
Any help would be appriciated, Cassie
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Re: Chin Implant Pain 9 years later

Postby cassie86 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:09 am

Just posting an update on this post that I posted a couple of days ago. It turns out that the implant was affected by an infection that I had due to a infected tooth. Within a day and half of taking antibiotics that the dentist gave me, the swelling around my chin implant had completely gone away. And the dentist had said that even though it was a upper tooth and the implant is obviously on my lower jaw, the whole mouth and the surrounding area can be affected by a tooth infection. So I was just letting everyone know that if they did face a similar problem with their implant to check if they have any cavities. My cavity turned out to be a root canal but I'm just glad that I do not need to worry about needing a new chin implant LOL.
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Re: Chin Implant Pain 9 years later

Postby Samas » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:41 pm

Hi there,

thanks for your post and update. I'm glad you're all better.

Can you pm me the name of your doctor you saw?

I'm dealing with some big health issues 10yrs post op and suspect my gingivitis is related to symptoms with my body and procedure site, and would love to meet a doctor who believes in a connection.

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Re: Chin Implant Pain 9 years later

Postby CelticBeaver » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:55 pm

To anyone who has experienced such issues (dental-originating infections causing pain at the chin or jaw implant) can you please also tell us what material the implant was made out of, and if you think there was any error in the implant installation, or if what you experienced is just a risk of getting chin/jaw implants?

Thank you!
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Re: Chin Implant Pain 9 years later

Postby MissJ521@aol.com » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:29 am

The material is not a key factor to infection. Nor is the 'installation'. Dental pathogens found in the MOUTH (usually between the teeth or brewing inside a cavity) are. With a cut (bleeding), they can escape into the bloodstream and infect an implant. Not only chin/jaw implants but joint replacements too.

You lower your risks by having a good cleaning a few months or so before the surgery and to maintain a scrupulous dental protocol before the surgery. Stuff like daily flossing and added mouth 'bathing' with warm salt water and 'pulling' it between the teeth.
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