Here are a few reasons why the tissues around a dental implant in Manchester might be experiencing sensitivity:
- Infection. If the gum tissue around a dental implant becomes infected, it can become swollen and hurt when it is exposed to stimuli.
- Cavities or other dental damage. One of the teeth next to your implant might have spots of decay, a crack, or worn enamel that is allowing stimuli to irritate the tooth’s inner layers.
- Impaction. Food might get stuck between your implant and one of the teeth next to it. This debris can exert pressure on both your implant and the tooth, leading to sensitivity.
- Tissue or nerve damage. Rarely, an implant is placed in the mouth at an incorrect location, angle, or depth. It might cause damage to nerves. This possibility is remote, but it does underscore the importance of receiving implant treatment from an experienced team that uses advanced technology.
- Allergies. Most dental implants are made out of a titanium alloy. Very few people are allergic to titanium, but adverse reactions do happen occasionally.