by Martha Swain
(Petersburg, VA 23805)
During the process of getting implants I developed Erosive Lichen Planus, and the process had to be stopped while I was treated for the Lichen Planus. No one suggested at the time that the implants may be causing the Lichen Planus, which is an auto-immune disease.
The medicine "controls" the lichen planus, but as soon as I stop taking it, it returns and is severe. I have been told that the lichen planus has been known to become cancerous.
I have heard that there is a test that can be done beforehand to determine if your body can handle the implants, but that was not done for me. If I can find information on this test, I intend to have it done, and if it proves that the implants have caused the lichen planus, I plan to have them removed instead of having the pain of the lichen planus for the rest of my life, and certainly do not want to be worrying about cancer.
Are there any Dentist or Oral Surgeons out there willing to give me a truthful answer to my questions?