Possible Complications of Dental Implant Treatment
Dental implant surgery, like all types of surgical procedure, carries some degree of risk. It is not usual for a dentist to outline every possible rare complication of treatment. However, it is important that you have enough information about side effects and complications to fully weigh up the risk and benefits of treatment.
The following risk are listed to inform you, not to alarm you. There may be other risks that are not listed.
General Surgical Risks
Allergic reaction to the anaesthetic
Short term nausea following general anaesthesia
Very rarely, excessive bleeding from the would that may be life-threatening and require a blood transfusion
Infection of the would that may require antibiotics
Specific Risks of Implant Surgery
Fractured lower jaw
Inhaling or swallowing equipment or parts
Specific Risk of Implant Treatment
Gum tissue overgrowth (hyperplasia)