- Apr 27, 2015
I had an implant placed last December after a bone graft. Those procedures were uneventful and I have had no pain or issues with the site. I am now at the stage where impressions for the abutment and crown are in the works. I went for the impressions last week. When they were unscrewing the healing cap I felt some brief pain in my gum. I felt the same quick pain when they were putting cap back on. It was almost like a pinching pain and in one specific spot. Since then, a week, I haven't had any pain until a little soreness from eating chicken. I took too big of a bite so when chewing some of the chicken chunk pressed down on the implant site and caused a little bit of the same sensation. The gum now feels irritated. Nothing is throbbing and this is the first time something like this has caused a reaction. I am starting to go into panic mode. I have some other issues on the other side of my mouth that are unresolved and are at a standstill with no one knowing what to do. So I am already at a very heightened state of anxiety and fear. Am i overacting? I am reading online about implants and torque pain and failures ect.