Is it the implant that is causing my problem?

by Lisa
(Christmas, Florida)

I have had 18 (yes 18) implants. These have all been root canals that have gone bad. For the most part they have given me little or no problems....except one. I had it done about 3 years ago. It is #5.

I know that there is some scar tissue there. I continue to have pain from it and every now and then get a bad taste in my mouth. I feel I have the best dentist in the world and he has taken several x-rays of it. The x-rays show that the implant is right at the sinus, but has not gone through the sinus cavity.

I have also seen one other dentist in a different state because it was bothering me and to also get a second opinion. They both feel it was build up around the implant so I had it cleaned.

I continue to feel like I am fighting infection...like cold symptoms. My body will fight it off and then a couple of weeks later I am going through it again....still continuing to have tenderness and pain in that same area (above the implant). Is it the implant causing me problems or my sinus? Should I get another opinion? I am very frustrated and I really don't know what to do.

I feel like I have spent a lot of money and I take very good care of my teeth.

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Duration since implant placement
by: Dr Farhan Durrani

Please tell the duration since implant placement - how much time has passed

Time since last implant
by: Anonymous

It has been probably 2 years since my last implant, 3 since the implant that is bothering me.

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