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Dental implants and the risk of sinusitis

Posted on December 8, 2014 4:28 pm under Medical Malpractice

The restoration of an edentulous jaw through dental implants is very popular among patients and oral practitioners. By replacing a missing tooth with a durable tooth root, patients are now able to perform oral functions more conveniently.

However, dental implantation involving the upper front teeth may cause dental implant migration into the maxillary sinus. The maxillary sinus is close to the alveolar ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaw. Because the alveolar ridge is found just behind the upper teeth, any erroneous dental implantation in the area may cause the implant to be displaced into the sinus. If not removed, the displaced implant may cause sinusitis, among other health complications.

A displaced dental implant can result from negligent dental acts. If a dentist or dental assistant caused you harm in Milwaukee, do not hesitate to take legal action. To seek help, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.