You are here:

Dentistry/dental implant complication


Pat wrote at 2013-07-29 03:10:44
Dear Kathi.

 I used to have headaches and nasal swelling usually on one side or the other of my head at a time. My bad teeth also would cause me a lot of pain. Years later I found out that I had a subluxation of c4 in my neck cause by a car accident I was in. The different vertebras in your neck can cause many different problems and pain. The subluxations in your cervical spine will intensify any basic problems (such as bad teeth, or in your case implants) and cause very great pain. I went through many doctors and even surgery before I discovered what my problem was. The only thing that will help is traction and adjustment. I now have my own Saunders Cervical Hometrac and do Pettibon Fulcrum exercises at home. You can get a Saunders Cervical Hometrac at a Neurological center and Pettibon  System through a Chiropractor. I can tell you that I went through surgery and even had my upper teeth pulled because I was in great pain like you. I hope this info will help you before things get worse.  

unhappy wrote at 2015-04-26 00:57:31
I had 8 total implants put in and don't recommend it to anyone. I am currently in the process of getting them removed as well as 6 other people I have talked to since I got mine. Don't let a dentist talk you into doing this you will regret it plus all the money is wasted.......


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and I am available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicine for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor and State University School of Dentistry.

American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BA -University of Connecticut DMD - University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Awards and Honors
National Honor Society (OKU), Philadelphia County Dental Society, Mosby Book Award, Oral Surgery Honors, Summa Cum Laude

©2016 All rights reserved.