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Why might a cosmetic chin implant cause pain in one side of the jaw even after a year?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
Compression: Sometimes the implant can be inflamed from old or new infection, compression on a nerve or chronic inflammation from trying to be rejected.
Dr. Richard Fleming
Facial Plastic Surgery 51 years experience
Chin Implant: The implant may be rubbing the sensory nerve which is adjacent to the implant. Consult with the surgeon who did your operation. Removal is sometimes necessary.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Pain from implant: There are many reasons, but mainly shifting of the implant. Another reason is pressure on the nerve. You should contact your surgeon for advise.

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