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Why does my all on 6 dental implant hurt when I chew? in Antalya Dental Clinic / Turkey

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Why does my all on 6 dental implant hurt when I bite down?

Experiencing pain or discomfort when chewing after All on 6 dental implant surgery can have various causes. While it is normal to experience some sensitivity or discomfort during the initial healing phase, persistent or worsening pain should be evaluated by your dental professional. Here are some possible reasons why you may be experiencing pain when chewing:

Why does my all on 6 dental implant hurt when I bite down?
  1. After the All on 6 implant surgery, there is a healing period during which the implants integrate with the jawbone. It is common to experience some sensitivity or discomfort during this phase, especially when applying pressure while chewing. However, this discomfort should gradually improve over time as the healing progresses.
  2. If your bite is not properly aligned or the prosthetic teeth are not properly adjusted, it can result in imbalanced forces during chewing. This can lead to excessive pressure on specific areas, causing pain or discomfort. Your dental professional can evaluate your bite alignment and make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper occlusion.
  3. In some cases, implant complications such as implant failure, loose or fractured implant components, or infection can cause pain when chewing. These issues require immediate attention from your dental professional to determine the underlying cause and provide appropriate treatment.
  4. Irritation or inflammation of the gums or soft tissues around the implant can cause discomfort during chewing. This can be due to factors such as poor oral hygiene, food debris accumulation, or improper cleaning techniques. Maintaining good oral hygiene and following the recommended cleaning regimen provided by your dental professional can help prevent gum irritation.
  5. Problems with the prosthetic teeth or the attachment of the prosthesis to the implants can cause discomfort during chewing. This can include issues like loose or ill-fitting dentures, fractured or damaged prosthetic components, or improper distribution of chewing forces. Your dental professional can assess the prosthetic structure and make any necessary adjustments or repairs.

It is important to communicate your symptoms and concerns with your dental professional. They will conduct a thorough examination, including a review of your implant placement, bite alignment, prosthetic components, and oral health. Based on the evaluation, they can determine the underlying cause of the pain and recommend appropriate treatment options.

Remember, each case is unique, and the specific cause of your discomfort can vary. Therefore, it is crucial to consult with your dental professional for an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plan to address your specific situation.

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