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.