Possible implant complication 10 months later?

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sharon

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I had an implant on #10 in March of 2017 (about 4 months after having an extraction and graft). I have had some discomfort ever since in the gum area, it's still tender to the touch; my dentist says all looks fine, he doesn't see a problem with the healing or anything else.

In January of 2018 I developed some neurological problems - imbalance, bad hyperacusis and a very strange feeling on parts of the left side of my face (cheekbone, outer corner of eye and around and including the ear). When any of these areas were touched I would get a feeling like a strong, painless jolt of electricity. While the jolt feeling was strong it was also totally painless. Lasted about a month, went away and came back in August for another month, then was gone for a week, then came back for a week, disappeared again, came back for a day, and right now it is again gone.

My doctor is sending me to a neurologist (appt isn't for another month), meanwhile, someone suggested to me that this may be a complication of the implant. I know nerve damage is a possibility, not sure if it would show 10 months later. Any ideas?

(edited to add - MRI in January was normal)
 
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I'm rubbish with the American numbering system, isn't 10 the upper right? In which case, no I can't see how it could cause symptoms on the left side.
 
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"My doctor is sending me to a neurologist (appt isn't for another month), meanwhile, someone suggested to me that this may be a complication of the implant.-" NO but may have more than one issue. Gum over implant should not be sore at this point.
 
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Yes, left side upper tooth, left side symptoms. I've had discomfort since the implant (or maybe it was the bone graft). It's definitely better than it was a year ago, but still tender when pressing over the area. Now these weird neurological problems pop up. So tired of dealing with "issues."
 
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