Dental Implant Sinus Perforation
I found out my dentist perforated my sinus during the dental implant process. He said this happens all the time and it only perforated a few millimeters. Unfortunately, six months later, the implant hasn’t integrated with the bone. So, he just removed it and cleaned up the area. I’m doing okay now, but when it’s healed I want to try again. How do I keep this same problem from happening?
You’re asking what YOU can do to prevent this again. Probably, the best thing you can do is find a different implant dentist. Here are two things which worry me about your current dentist.
- He says perforating the sinuses happens all the time. Does it happen? Yes. All the time? Not to a good dentist.
- He says the dental implant only perforated a few millimeters?? That is a LOT in dental terms.
It’s Likely He Didn’t Do Adequate Dental Implant Preparation
When your dentist was planning out your dental implant placement, he should have done three dimensional scans. This would have ensured that first, you had enough bone there and two, he’d know where the sinuses were so he didn’t perforated them.
The fact that he messed both those items up tells me he only did two dimensional scans. Even if you didn’t have adequate bone there, a sinus lift could have done wonders to prepare the area. Has he suggested that for the next time around?
In your place, I’d look for a different dentist unless he’s willing to take the additional steps to make sure it is done right this next go around.
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