I recently had a dental implant to replace one of my lower front teeth. At the time of the surgery, I was informed that I had bone loss, so they did a bone graft on the spot and placed the implant. The abutment was left out so that I could put a temporary tooth on the top of it (instead of wearing a flipper for months).
I was fine for the first few days, but after a week or so, I develop intense, throbbing pain. It was at the implant site and the tooth next to it. It is radiating (off and on) through my whole lower right jaw.
I was advised to come in. They removed the implant, did a bone graft again, and closed me up. I was told that the implant did not take and that we would have to wait a few months for the bone to grow and get stronger. After a good while, we could likely try again. I was also told there were no signs of infection or any obvious reason for my pain. They seemed a bit stumped about the pain aspect but said when they pulled on the temporary tooth. The implant easily came right out with it (this was about the 10-day mark after the initial implant surgery).
I want to try this procedure again in several months, but I am worried it will fail again. And a bit nervous about returning to the same surgeon because they could not give me a reason for the pain I experienced. They only said that we would close the implant site next time and let it heal while I will wear a flipper or Maryland bridge instead of a temporary tooth-like last time. I did not put any load on the temporary when I had it, but I did accidentally clink it on my other teeth quite a bit while trying to speak. It felt like the teeth next to it were getting sore, or even the area below the tooth directly to the right of it. I have had an abscess before, and this was a similar pain. However, when they removed the implant, the pain was gone.
I would like to know if what my surgeon and dentist are telling me makes sense or anything suspect here.