- May 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm #3220
In April 2015 my 1st big molar in the maxilla was removed. Apparently there had been an infection and the tooth was deceased. In December, a dentist implantologist placed an implant in the gap where the tooth had been removed. It concerns a two-piece implant out of zirkonium, the brand is Zeramex.
I’ve got the crown cemented 4 weeks ago. An x-ray was made and the implantologist was super happy. The gums looked very healthy and the crown fitted perfectly.
However, it’s not exactly what I had imagined; It hurts a lot. Pain when chewing, especially on harder stuff. It feels like nerve pain, tenderness. It radiates to my ear and towards the lower jaw. It’s impossible for me to chew on it. One week ago, the opposing molar in de mandible started to hurt too, when chewing, I mean. Before the implant crown was installed I had no problems with that opposing molar. So I went back to the dentist, and they thought the crown was too high and they adjusted it. They also checked for inflammation signs in the implant area and in the manible teeth; nothing that points to that. That was last Friday, and the pain should be decreased by now.
But the pain still has not changed, sadly. What should I do, wait for some days to see if the pain wil decrease? I’m getting rather sad by now.December 21, 2016 at 1:56 am #4913
If the pain hasn’t improved then return to your dentist to see how they can help you. They can re-check to see if the crown is still too high. If it is affecting the opposing molar then it seems unlikely that the problem is due to the actual implant post, especially if there aren’t any signs of inflammation or infection. I’d be more inclined to think the crown isn’t biting together with your lower tooth correctly.Your dentist will be able to carry out more diagnostic tests if necessary to discover why it hurts.
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