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A 32-year-old male asked:

I recently had an implant. today the dentist unscrew something and performed a cleaning, then screw it back again. two hours later the pain is awful.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Gordon
undefined 43 years experience
Hard to tell: Typically implant restoration does not cause pain. If you have a single implant/crown restoration, it was unscrewed & removed to clean the area, pain might occur if the restoration was mis-aligned on re-seating. If it is a multiple implant restoration, possible mis-alignment of a section, but hard to determine anything without examination. Contact your dentist immediately for an evaluation.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Impingement: I agree with dr. Gordon´s thorough and excellent answer. Another thought is that the implant was well below the gum line and the gum is sore all around the implant from a deep and thorough curettage of the area.

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