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Tooth Implant Pain
Implant tooth pain. Dr gave 300mg of vicodin es 7.5 to take for two days. However I also have glaucoma and forgot ask if ok to take.
Procedure or healing: The actual procedure for one implant without other complications can take about 1-2 hrs. It is painless and very simple these days. The healing time before a crown can be placed in most cases is around 4 mos. However, coupled with other procedures such as bone augmentation, sinus lift, etc., it may take more time for both the procedure and healing times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Implant: Sometimes swelling is very normal. It depends on where the implant is placed. You should call your doctor and schedule an appointment for them to take a look to check that the tooth is healing properly and has no infection. Often times after an implant is placed an antibiotic is given to prevent infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and somewhat: You will be completely numb and not feel anything when the implant is placed and have some mild to moderate discomfort afterwards which is easily handled with some mild to moderate oral pain medication. Please discuss all your concerns with the dentist who will be treating you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The implant post that the crown is cemented to is attached to the implant with a small screw. Sometimes that screw loosens, or even breaks. Your dentist needs to be able to get to that screw to retighten it without destroying the crown, thus the need for the crown to be easily removed. Common and acceptable to retain crowns in this manner. Otherwise, a very expensive repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I lost one of my front tooth and my other one is not healthy. What is the best option between implant and crown?
Options: This needs to be diagnosed in person after a medical\ dental history, clinical examination, x-rays & consultation regarding options. There are just too many factors that need to be incorporated into this decision making process that cannot be evaluated over the internet sight unseen. Having said that, if there is enough quality bone, already present or with bone grafting, implant is preferred. ...Read more
Resubmitted: can someone loose a healthy adjacent tooth if a newly placed implant next to it does not take and implant needs removal?
Technically yes..: .. But unlikely. There would have to be a major infection with major bone loss around that implant. So much so that the bone on that adjacent tooth was compromised. That scenario is very unlikely.. The implant would be removed or expelled long before this happens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer