Should I get a second opinion for Clear Choice implants that hurt or just have them removed?
I have 3 dental implants. I got them in February of 2014. 1 had to be redone and it seems to be fine. The other 2 hurt. Not consistently, just on and off. The pain started in October. I told my dentist and he sent me back to the Clear Choice surgeon. The surgeon says everything looks okay and he is a little puzzled about why I have pain. He asked a lot of question that made me feel like he doesn’t believe it’s really hurting me. I am afraid of getting an infection and it will be bad before anybody does something about it. Does this sound like I just need to get the implants removed or should I get a second opinion? Thanks. Anthony W.
Anthony – You definitely should seek a second opinion from a skilled implant dentist. It is possible that your bite needs to be adjusted, or the implant could be failing.
A diagnostic study will help identify the problems. If the implants are failing, they will need to be removed and replaced. But don’t ask for them to be removed before you receive a second opinion.
Try to find a board-certified prosthodontist—a dentist who specializes in the replacement and restoration of missing teeth. He or she will explain the cause of the problem and let you know your treatment options.
This post is sponsored by Naperville board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.