- Mar 15, 2017
One of my lower front teeth (#26) was extracted and bone grafted after a root canal infection. 5 months later my oral surgeon put in an implant. I was given antibiotics after the surgery, which I finished. 10 days after the implant was placed, I began to get throbbing pain that would only subside for a few hours when I took ibuprofen. I went back to the oral surgeon's office and he told me that he saw nothing wrong, and the implant site didn't look infected, and gave me more antibiotics and painkillers which did not help. Finally after the 4th day of pain (throbbing pain where I couldn't sleep, and now started to feel pain in surrounding gum) I had the oral surgeon take out the implant. I immediately felt better. My oral surgeon said he couldn't understand why I was in pain because even when taking the implant out, he didn't see the site infected. He wants to try and put the implant back in once I am healed but I am hesitant. What else could have caused such a severe pain?