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Patient entered the ER via ambulance due to excruciating pain due to 1 dental implant. Pain thresholds differ, of course. Event hard to ignore. Hmm?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
6 doctors agree

In brief: Unusual

Unusual to have much pain from failing implant.
Best course would be not to abuse ER but to see dentist who placed implant.

In brief: Unusual

Unusual to have much pain from failing implant.
Best course would be not to abuse ER but to see dentist who placed implant.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Always see DDS

The emergency rooms generally are not staffed by dentists.
In emergency rooms, there is a lack of diagnostic equipment (e.g. dental X-Ray) and ER physicians aren’t trained to identify and treat oral health problems. Most oral emergencies relate to pain, implants, bleeding, or orofacial trauma should be attended by a dentist.

In brief: Always see DDS

The emergency rooms generally are not staffed by dentists.
In emergency rooms, there is a lack of diagnostic equipment (e.g. dental X-Ray) and ER physicians aren’t trained to identify and treat oral health problems. Most oral emergencies relate to pain, implants, bleeding, or orofacial trauma should be attended by a dentist.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Important if you go to the ER with a dental problem that you are seen by a Dentist from the ER staff. If they don't have one, seek treatment with a Dentist.
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hmm?

What do you mean? Why ignore it? By your own admission, ppl have different pain thresholds.
In addition, that may have been a complication that 99% of the patients do NOT experience. If you're not comfortable having the procedure then wait until you are.

In brief: Hmm?

What do you mean? Why ignore it? By your own admission, ppl have different pain thresholds.
In addition, that may have been a complication that 99% of the patients do NOT experience. If you're not comfortable having the procedure then wait until you are.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: More Info needed

If the pain level is real - to the average person - then it likely is an instance of violation of the inferior alveolar nerve (lower jaw) .
Solution is to remove the implant. This is if it was just placed and now the anesthesia has worn off. If it has been in place for some time and the onset of pain is now, then there may be other factors at work. This level of pain is extremely unusual.

In brief: More Info needed

If the pain level is real - to the average person - then it likely is an instance of violation of the inferior alveolar nerve (lower jaw) .
Solution is to remove the implant. This is if it was just placed and now the anesthesia has worn off. If it has been in place for some time and the onset of pain is now, then there may be other factors at work. This level of pain is extremely unusual.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine

In brief: It certainly can be.

.. nerve wracking to experience such sudden onset pain after a dental procedure.
But the ER can help alleviate the pain somewhat and hold the patient over until he/she can see the orthodontist the next day. This is appropriate use of the ED in the acute setting. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

In brief: It certainly can be.

.. nerve wracking to experience such sudden onset pain after a dental procedure.
But the ER can help alleviate the pain somewhat and hold the patient over until he/she can see the orthodontist the next day. This is appropriate use of the ED in the acute setting. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
Dr. John cuong Doan
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