Pain in jaw and mouth after implant removal and bone graft
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POST - OP INFECTION
Pain after implant removal and bone graft.
This doesn't sound normal. Healing time is usually one week. Your symptoms should improve with time not worsen. It sounds like you have developed a post op infection. The grafting procedure might be compromised. Have your surgeon reevaluate the site as soon as possible.
If the graft is compromised:
- It will need to be removed,\
- The assumed infection can lead to pain at the site of the surgery
- Pain can radiate to the jaw on the same side of the surgery
- The white tissue can be attributed to clotting or indicative of poor healing (infection).
- You many need a different antibiotic.
- Follow up appointment to re-evaluation the surgical site to rule the other potential issues.
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