Posted by: Sam | 2008/01/16


Dental Implants!

I had all of my teeth removed last year October, due to periodontitis. The dental surgeon placed two titanium screws in during the op in preparation for my dental implants, with plans to insert the rest once my mouth had healed. The pain I experienced was excruciating! I also weigh very little and became dangerously thin after the op. I am not prepared to experience this pain again, and cannot afford to lose anymore weight! One of the titanium screws is now pulling away from my jaw, making me experience more pain! Is it necessary to have the implants put in, I seem perfectly fine with my dentures, and am quite comfortable with them in. Also what do I do about the screw that is hurting my mouth. I cannot wait a month to see the surgeon and am almost ready to pull it out with my own pliers at home. Please help!

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

Hi<br>Firstly DO NOT try removing the screw. it may still be stuck in some areas in the bone. Have it removed by your surgeon.<br>Also, if you are happy with your dentures DO NOT go ahead with the implants. implants should only be placed if you are 200% sure of them. it is a major procedure and if you are happy with your dentures my advice is to have dentures made instead.

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Posted by: Kobie | 2008/06/25

Hi, the dentist diagnosed me today with regards to my top (right) back tooth (not wisdom-removed years ago). According to what i can understand, there is a gap next to the nerves which got infected or something. He cleaned and filled, but it seems that the problem is not the tooth itself but the nerves. He gave me these two options... No. 1. Appasectomy or something where they cut of the tips of the nerves and fill it up again. (±R10,000) No. 2. Pull the tooth and do an implant worth approximately R15,000.

I would like to know if anything else can be done to keep the tooth and IS IT REALLY THAT EXPENSIVE..

Hope to hear from you soon.


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