March 5, 2015 at 12:59 am #1091
I am posting this here for Anthony.
I had a pain in my lower back tooth, it was infected, I went to see a dentist, he told me that I should get an implant. My tooth have a fracture there is no way to be saved. So he removed the tooth and put a bone graft, he gave me antibiotics and I finished it. Now it almost three weeks, I get tingling in my neck and face and also choke like there is a ball in my throat. Now I’m wondering if this is allergy from Bone graft? or I should wait little longer to see if the tingling in my neck will go away. Or should i go remove the Bone graft. I need help if anybody had same issue. ThanksMarch 5, 2015 at 1:00 am #1093
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and I’m sorry to hear about your problem with your bone graft.
I can’t speak from personal experience, but based on the information you’ve provided it sounds like you might be having an allergic reaction to the bone graft (your body is rejecting it). What was the source of the bone that was grafted? Was it from your body, synthetic, etc?
The problems could also be due to an infection, but I’d say that this is less likely since you have finished the antibiotics. Nerve damage is also a possibility (based on the tingling in your neck and face).
If the symptoms have persisted for 3 weeks I HIGHLY suggest visiting your dentist ASAP. They will be able to pinpoint what the problem is and removal of the graft might be necessary. I don’t think more time will help at this point and your symptoms are definitely not a normal part of the healing process.March 27, 2015 at 1:55 am #1223
I’d agree with the previous reply. It is quite possible your problems are due to an infection, and there is a tiny chance it could be due to an allergy, particularly if the bone graft was derived from bovine material. You shouldn’t have had these symptoms for three weeks and your surgeon may need to remove the graft. Once the area has healed then you can almost certainly have another bone graft so you will still be able to have your dental implant.
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