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What Are the Possible Side Effects of Dental Implant Surgery?

Unfortunately, tooth loss is a very real (and fairly common) oral health problem. But, with all of the advances in restorative dentistry, there is no reason for missing teeth to impact the health and function of a patient’s smile. There are many restorative treatment options for missing teeth, and dental implants stand out as the most secure and durable treatment option. Dental implants offer a secure foundation for dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures, allowing patients to enjoy a smile that feels, looks, and functions just like the natural teeth. While the benefits of dental implants are numerous, the treatment process does involve a serious oral surgery. Here, Dr. Kalil Abide discusses potential dental implant side effects so his Jackson, MS patients know what to expect prior to proceeding with treatment.

Dental Implant Side Effects

Under the care of a skilled and experienced oral surgeon, dental implant surgery should be a safe and effective procedure with minimal risk of complications. However, complications (which are rare and unanticipated consequences) are different than side effects. Side effects are a natural response to the alterations that take place during the dental implant procedure, and are a normal result of dental implant treatment. Fortunately, these side effects are only temporary and are typically not very severe. Still, it is a good idea for patients to be well aware of these side effects so that they are prepared for their dental implant recovery. Below are some of the most common side effects of dental implant surgery:

The above-mentioned side effects are normal and should not be cause for concern. However, in rare cases (usually when post-operative instructions are not followed) an infection may develop following dental implant treatment. An infection can inhibit the dental implants from fusing with the jawbone and can lead to dental implant failure. To avoid this complication, patients should carefully follow all care instructions, take all prescribed antibiotics, and report any unusual side effects to Dr. Abide as soon as possible.

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Dental implants offer a secure and durable foundation for a full range of dental restorations. They are an ideal solution for patients who have lost a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a complete set of teeth. To learn more about these beneficial restorations and the treatment process, contact us at your earliest convenience.

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