Help! My Implant Feels Sensitive!

Have you been wondering what’s going on with your oral health because you are experiencing dental implant sensitivity? Are you scratching your head regarding the sensations you’re feeling because you know that your implant and restoration have no nerves, which means something else must be going on? The good news is that letting us know the moment something doesn’t feel quite right is your best bet in resolving the problem and regaining your comfort. As for what might be happening and what to do, consider some helpful words of advice.

What Could It Be?

If you’re experiencing sensitivity that you attribute to a sensitive dental implant, multiple things might be going on. In many instances, you might be experiencing sensitivity of a nearby tooth that seems like it’s your implant. This could be caused by anything from irritation to decay or infection. Or, it could be related to the gum tissue surrounding your implant. Inflammation is entirely possible and can lead to problems (or failure). Then, or course, there are also other potential factors (and solutions!).

What You Should Do

When you have a dental implant in place and sensitivity occurs, you should schedule a visit with our team immediately. Give us a call, let us know what’s happening, and come in. This gives us the opportunity to examine your smile nice and early, so if a problem has begun to affect your oral health, we can treat the issue before serious complications arise. Remember to take a deep breath, relax, and take comfort in the fact that we have helped patient after patient with concerns just like yours.


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).