Complications Arising From Dental Implants

Posted on: 13 September 2017

Dental implantation is one of the two main solutions to tooth loss, unlike dentures; this solution entails elaborate surgical operation invading jaw-bones and gums. You might have lost one or more of your teeth, leaving an undesirable gap in your mouth. You are considering, replacing them, but feel that dentures aren't just the thing for you, so implants remain the only choice. Before you decide to commit yourself to this dental procedure, look at some implications and complications.

Nerve injury

For dental implants to work, dentists have to cut out soft gum tissues on the site formerly occupied by a tooth. The underlying socket in the jaw has to be cleared of tissues and deepened further. In so doing, imbedded nerve bundles are occasionally severed by accident.  Alternatively, the nerves are merely denied cover and exposed to encroaching pressure by the implant. This severance or pressing of nerves results in numbness or pain in the surrounding tissue, difficulty talking, absent or reduced tasting ability and poor chewing. This last complication may make you bite your lips and tongue when you try to eat.


You will lose a little blood when the dentist makes allowances for the implant. Later, bleeding may resume after the insertion wounds have healed. This can be heavier and sustained. When you notice such an occurrence at home, do not apply heavy pressure on the site. Palace soft gauze on the denture and apply very gentle pressure on the gauze, just enough to retain it in place, and see your dentist immediately.  Although the bleeding is usually spontaneous, Chewing h very hard foods will place undue pressure on the implants and precipitate bleeding.


Due to the presence of bacteria and fungus mouth environment, and in combination with the other factors of immunity and hygiene, infections can take root and proliferate in the dental implant site. The most common infection is called gingivitis. This is inflammation of the gums that causes them to assume a darker colouration in addition to swelling and a nagging pain. Proper hygiene and use of antibacterial treatment will prevent and treat most infections.

Bone loss

Bone loss is another chance complication resulting from dental implantation. Here the bone tissue surrounding the implant gradually wears away, leaving the implant unsupported. The condition will in most instances spread to other regions of the jaw bone and loosen other implants and natural teeth.. an external signs of bone loss are skewed teeth. Severe bone loss will cause teeth to fall off.

These implications are should not scare you from filling that gap in your mouth as they constitute a small statistical probability.