Vertigo and jaw pain after implant surgery
by Suzanne Heckert
Vertigo and jaw pain after implant surgery:
I recently had dental implants on my bottom back teeth (July 2010) - four on each side which the dentist fused together to create two and two.
My first problem after the surgery - I started to experience vertigo on a daily basis. Secondly, I feel like I have two huge gumballs in the back of my mouth. Thirdly, the sides of my cheeks are constantly torn up and lastly, I cannot chew as they hurt and keep hitting my upper back teeth.
My dentist told me he fused the teeth together as "they would be stronger" and "last longer". I have constant pain, cannot chew food and when my tongue is at rest I can feel the implants touching my tongue on the insides at the back of my mouth. Prior to the surgery my dentist did not put in temporary implants to make sure that there was no discomfort with the size of the implants but cemented the new ones immediately. I endured hours and hours of surgery and a great deal of expense.
I would like to know how I should proceed as I am constantly in pain, my dentist is in Florida and I am in California. Thank you.