When you get surgery, especially invasive surgery, there are inherently some risks and potential complications. Luckily, dental implants are fairly standard procedures, and problems are rare. Still, it’s good to be familiar with the potential risks so you know how to recognize them if they occur. Today in the Parkcrest Dental Group blog, we’ll discuss the potential risks of dental implants in further depth.
Why Would I Need Implants?
Dental implants are placed when you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth. They work as the root of your new crown and are extremely strong. In order to be a candidate for dental implant surgery, you need to meet certain conditions. These conditions include having dense enough bone tissue, having good oral health, and being free from gum disease.
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What are the Risks?
As we mentioned, the risks of dental implant surgery are fairly common risks to any surgery. Here are some of the risks:
- Infection where the implant was inserted
- Possible nerve damage or numbness
- Injury or damage to surrounding areas
If you’ve recently received dental implant surgery, and you notice any symptoms relating to these risks, it’s important to call your oral health care professional right away.
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After Your Surgery
After your surgery, there will be a treatment and recovery process. It’s important to follow the plan that your dentist gives you carefully, and to report any issues. Keep in mind that there’s a difference between healing symptoms and symptoms from risk factors. For instance, it’s common to experience some pain, swelling, bruising, or bleeding. Of course, your dentist will go over what to expect. This way you know what would be cause for worry. Also, make sure to attend all of your follow-up appointments in order to ensure a complete and full recovery. After the recovery process, be sure to follow the care instructions for your implant, so it can last you as long as possible.
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Contact Parkcrest Dental Group about Dental Implants
The best way to minimize the risks of dental implant surgery is to choose an oral health care provider who is trusted and experienced. Parkcrest Dental Group can take care of your dental implants and give you the information you need to recover properly. For more information about this type of surgery, feel free to contact Parkcrest Dental Group today. We’re happy to answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment to assess your needs.