How Dental Implant Failure Affects Eating

Blog submitted by Dane Levy, Attorney of, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California

Inserting dental implants is a complex, delicate procedure that can leave lasting injuries if your dentist is not careful. Dental implants are designed to bond with the bone of your jaw, making them a permanent fixture. If an implant is inserted wrongly, it can result in complications such as chronic pain and difficulty drinking, chewing, and biting. This can affect your ability to enjoy and absorb nutrients from different types of foods.

When patients first undergo a dental implant procedure, their doctors will usually prescribe a change of diet for the first week. Chewing hard foods might cause pain and interfere with the implants’ integration into the jawbone. Hot foods and alcohol may irritate surgery wounds. Most patients are advised to eat softer foods such as applesauce for this period.

However, when dental implants fail, patients may find themselves avoiding hard foods for the rest of their lives because of the pain and difficulty digesting them. In the worst cases, negligent dentists and oral surgeons have severed patients’ nerves during dental implant procedures. This can result in permanent numbness, pain, and loss of feeling.

If you are a victim of a dental implant nerve injury, contact Attorney Dane Levy at the Levy Law Firm immediately. His years of experience winning dental malpractice cases and his education from USC Dental School have given him the knowledge and skills to defend malpractice victims in court. Call 562-270-7810 today for a free assessment of your case.