Dental Implants Quiz: What If Something’s Wrong?

Do you already have dental implants? If so, in most cases, you can expect a wonderful experience. In fact, you may have already heard that implants have the capacity to last and last, so you enjoy them for the rest of the years of your life. However, there are a few factors (such as poor dental hygiene and others) that can lead to some discomfort or problems with these prosthetic devices. Before you jump to any conclusions, do you know what you should do if you think something might be wrong?

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If something is wrong with your dental implants, the best thing to do is to get on the Internet or call someone you trust to try to figure out whether it’s severe.
  2. True or False: If your tooth replacement area hurts or you think something is wrong with your implant, chances are good that there’s a serious underlying issue.
  3. True or False: Since the rate of implant success is quite low, it’s very possible that if you don’t feel perfect after placement, the implant has failed.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. The best thing to do when something feels “off” is to call us immediately. Whether it’s a minor complaint or feels like an emergency situation, contact us, so we my find a good time for you to come in to see our team for an examination.
  2. False. It’s entirely possible that pain and other symptoms point to a serious underlying concern or even that you have just irritated the site in some way. Before you make assumptions, please relax and simply contact us.
  3. False. In general, the success rate of implants is extremely high! Approximately 98 percent, as a matter of fact. Hold off on feeling overly concerned until we see you and can diagnose the problem.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).