View Full Version : Was Scheduled for an Implant, but I am Now Scared to Have It Done

05-17-2014, 12:34 PM
I was scheduled to have a dental implant, but now I am scared to have it done. I had to cancel out because of a sinus infection, but after reading about continually trouble after having it done on someone with lupus, I am scared to reschedule it. Have any of you had problems after having one done, or know of someone who did?

05-17-2014, 10:33 PM
sorry I cant offer advice.....but I can offer hugs

05-18-2014, 10:37 AM
I'm with Steve I can't offer advice just hugs. Talk to your rheumy and your dentist, maybe you can get them to discuss the situation and give you some idea.


05-20-2014, 10:27 PM
Hello Moonbeam. I had it done. I had a root canal on my front tooth when I was 8. I used to have it bleached, then I went to a veneer..then a cap. Two years at 51 my stub, real tooth broke and I was toothless. I had a front top implant done. It is still there after two years. I must say it was very painful. I am not sure if it was because of an incompetent Peridontic DDS or SLE. Probably both. My Primary DDS thinks the Peridontic Specialist hit a nerve because she said, it should not hurt at all. I just know when I am not well, flaring it throbs. But as a whole it is alright. For me, I rather have the pain than a flipper, partial denture if those were my two choices.

I would check his credentials, ensure he is not ready to retire....

Keep looking for your wellness.

05-21-2014, 08:54 AM
Oluwa, I have heard from friends, etc. that this dentist is the best in this area. I am with you about not wanting a partial or a permanent bridge. The one partial I had I could not even wear it hurt my gum so much. I believe I will go ahead with the implant and see how it goes. If it works out, the dentist said I could go with two more on the other side of my mouth. One at a time. At least one side of my mouth would have a complete set of teeth. Thank you for your input, I so much appreciate it.

05-21-2014, 10:42 AM
You're welcome, Moonbeam....and know if you do not like it, too painful or the like it can always be reversed and removed so that you could go with any other options.

Also inquire if the specialist does scanning to ensure he hits the mark, right positioning. Mine just took dozens of regular x-rays which doesn't show soft tissue. Had I known I think I would have searched for one that did.

Will yours be on the bottom or top?

Keep looking for your wellness...hugs.

05-22-2014, 07:27 AM
Looks like she just took X-rays. I'll have to ask about the scanning. I did not know it could be reversed or removed. Mine will be on the bottom right side of my mouth. I was going to set up an appt. to have it done next week, but I may have a transportation problem getting there and back so I have to wait and see if my ride is available.