Pain when ‘there is nothing wrong with the implant’
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Top 5 sources of dental implant pain when ‘there is nothing wrong with the implant’

Ascertaining the etiology of a patient’s perceived pain post dental implant placement when all clinical and radiographic parameters are within normal limits can be daunting. Clinical signs that could indicate pain from peri-implant tissue infection include bleeding on probing, increased probing depths, suppuration, friable tissue, ulceration, etc. Radiographic evidence of problematic implants eliciting pain symptoms include radiolucent regions, mechanical failure of implant componentry, and violations of anatomy.

What should the course of action be, however, when all clinical signs are normal and the patient’s only problem is the symptom of pain? There are five factors that can elicit pain post dental implant placement that are often elusive and obscure diagnosis unless a good knowledge base is present.

Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

Original from Perio-Implant Advisory

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