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    Thread: Dental Implant, Nerve Damage?

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      Default Dental Implant, Nerve Damage?

      I've had an implant since 2002. There has been some sensitivity involving the implant, as well as the teeth near it (one appears to have a slightly "puckered" spot on it and mark that suggests some sort of irritation). The other night, that side of the mouth hurt so much that I couldn't sleep. I took into account the effect of year round allergies, cold and stress.

      An x-ray seems to show the implant and teeth to be as they should. The dentist prescribed injections of hydrogen peroxide and has advised me not to be overly careful in cleaning them.

      I'm wondering if the sensitivity/pain could be a sign of infection or nerve damage. The dentist wants me to have a planing and scaling, which has been scheduled for January.

      I'd appreciate any suggestions on what actions I need to take.

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      Default Re: Dental Implant, Nerve Damage?

      Are you aware of clenching or grinding you teeth?
      Not sure what the 'hydrogen peroxide' injections are for- what was involved?
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      dr mike
      Dr Mike Gow BDS (Gla) MFDS RCPS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Edin)
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      Default Re: Dental Implant, Nerve Damage?

      I had medical tests for another problem, and the doctor informed me I had a slight infection involving the white blood cells. I told the dentist and suggested that an antibiotic might take care of the problem with the implant and affected teeth. He rejected the idea, and told me to inject the gums twice daily with hydrogen peroxide.

      I'm not aware of grinding or clenching my teeth. Thanks for bringing the subject up since my dentist hasn't.

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      Default Re: Dental Implant, Nerve Damage?

      I may be barking up the wrong tree, but often people who clench or grind are unaware of doing it.
      If you fill out the attached questionairre and return it to me by PM, I will take a look at your answers which may help rule this out as a possibility. The questionairre assumes that the person completing it has been told by the dentist that they are clenching/grinding- so please ignore anything which is irrelevant- I am mainly interested in the 'aetiological factors' (things which may cause it), and signs/symptoms sections.

      There are a number of other things which may be going on eg
      cracked cusp of a tooth, gingivitis/periodontitis/peri-implantitis etc.

      Once we have ruled out the possibility of bruxism, we can consider some of the other possibilities.

      regards
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      Default Re: Dental Implant, Nerve Damage?

      Thanks, Dr.Mike. I can't access your link, but I'll go ahead and send some information to you via PM that may clarify matters.

      I'd still be curious to know if you have any reservations about the use of hydrogen peroxide. My dentist initially was going to recommend I contact specialists about the implant and affected teeth. Now he appears to want me to continue with the hydrogen peroxide treatments even though he has told me he doesn't like patients rinsing with it daily. Some of the info I've seen on it is aimed at promoting a particular device that combines hp and sea salt.

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      Default Re: Dental Implant, Nerve Damage?

      I was able to open it - that's a thorough questionnaire.
      Just wondering is chewing gum considered to be a good thing dentally or not?
      I was chewing dental health gum daily for about three months but found my jaw joint became a bit sore on one side so I stopped and the problem has got better...any connection likely?
      It's the 21st Century.......dentistry can and should be painless but we patients come unstuck because all dentists are not created equal

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