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Improper dental implantation may lead to tooth infection

Posted on December 9, 2014 11:57 am under Medical Malpractice

Over the years, dental implantation has been seen as the preferred method to manage tooth loss. Dental implants are cylindrical posts that act as a replacement root for the missing tooth. After some time, the implant would integrate with the jawbone, creating a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. The replacement tooth is a crown attached to the top of the dental implant custom, intended to match the patient’s natural teeth.

When performed improperly, however, dental implantation may result in tooth infection. This condition occurs when bacteria accumulate in the tooth and form an abscess. Tooth infection may cause symptoms such as discomfort, pain, dental sensitivity to hot or cold, and swollen gums. Because of the infection, lymph nodes may also become swollen, and the patient may experience fever.

If left untreated, tooth infection may lead to more serious health complications. If a negligent dental practitioner has put your heath at risk, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may assess whether your case qualifies you for a legal claim. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 for a free assessment of your case.