Worried about my dental implant
I am so worried about my dental implant. I needed a dental implant after redoing a crown that developed an infection after 10 mos. I had an apicoectomy 30 yrs. earlier and my root was very short, so it seemed like the best option was a dental implant. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon said that removing the tooth should get rid of the infection and he recommended a dentist for me to put the temporary crown on. He thought it was important for the papilla.
I had surgery on Feb. 14 (Tues.) and had minimal pain after the surgery. Then I had a temporary tooth put on on Feb. 16th (Thurs.). That seemed to be ok but the dentist called me the following day to say that there was space on the sides of the tooth which was not good for the gum and wanted another one made for the following Mon. (Feb.20th). When that tooth was put on it was extremely tight at the top when it was tightened. I mentioned it to the dentist and he said the gum would adjust to it. He also shaved the tooth down because I mentioned it was longer than my other front tooth, while it was on the implant. He had already sealed the back, so I'm guessing that's why he didn't shave it down before he put it on.
In addition to that, this past Fri. (Feb. 24) my baby turned her head and hit the front of my mouth. My tooth has been throbbing on and off for a while now (even before my baby hit my mouth). It was a bit sore the day after my baby hit the front of my mouth, but the throbbing has definitely been going on since the second tooth was put on. It was throbbing a lot the night the second tooth was put on and intermittently since then. I can't remember if it was throbbing before that, but if it was it was minimal.
I called the oral surgeon to tell him that my baby hit my mouth and to tell him that the dentist shaved the tooth while on the implant. He said it was ok with the shaving since it was before the 1st week was up, but he was concerned about the baby hitting it. He said he thought it would be fine though. I asked him if we could do the flipper since I am worried about the temporary tooth after what happened. He said it was too late for that now, that it would be bad to take it off this point.
I am wondering, if the tooth is too tight...is that even possible, will this cause damage if it is not taken off? I am wondering how long it would be normal to have throbbing (not really painful)? Also, it does not always feel comfortable when I swallow and suck on the back of my gum or when I rinse with salt water I sometimes feel like I can feel the implant in the gum (not a pleasant feeling).
I would really appreciate your advice.
This has me up at night.