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Will Dental Implants Cause Headaches?

September 24, 2018

If you’re planning on getting dental implants, you will experience the best possible care here at Arlington Dental Excellence. We aim to make each of your visits as comfortable as possible and leave you feeling confident in your smile and oral health. Our highly skilled team wants you to feel informed about the process of implant surgery, so in this post, we’ll walk you through what you can expect.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants can improve your smile if you’re in need of a strong replacement for a natural tooth that is missing, damaged, or cracked. A titanium post will be carefully implanted in the root area of your tooth. (If you’re concerned about the titanium metal implant, please know that titanium is a commonly used metal for implant procedures of all types because of the material’s high biocompatibility. This allows the metal to integrate easily into your body’s natural structures.) Then, we will attach your custom tooth restoration. The type may vary from a crown to a bridge, depending on how many teeth you are having restored. Fortunately, advanced technology allows your artificial tooth to look and feel as natural as possible!

Are Dental Implants Supposed to Cause Headaches?

It’s a common misconception that getting dental implants normally cause headaches. Although the procedure will require some healing time, headaches are not a normal side effect of the dental implant process. If you experience headaches after your dental implant procedure, it may be due to other issues:

  • An infection may cause symptoms like headaches. If a headache, fever, profuse bleeding and pain, or any other unusual symptoms occur, notify our office!
  • Though extremely rare, a surgical complication could cause nerve damage. We are extremely skilled in performing this procedure, but any surgery involves an element of risk. If you do experience prolonged pain in the neck or head, call us ASAP.
  • Although entirely unrelated to the dental implant procedure, dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (the TMJ) in your jaw can cause neck pain and headaches. Tell us if you think you might have jaw misalignment or tightness in your jaw so we can help!

We Can Help You Decide If Implants Are a Good Fit for Your Smile!

Dental implants are a safe and popular choice for improving many patients’ smile. We can answer all your questions regarding the dental implant procedure, recovery, and maintenance. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at Arlington Dental Excellence.

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