Dental implant nerve damage: Painful, but preventable

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

Have you suffered from pain after getting a dental implant? Does it hurt to do everyday activities like talking or eating? This pain may be a result of nerve damage from incorrectly inserted dental implants.

A study conducted by researchers from the King’s College London Dental Institute showed how some dentists’ inadequate preparation when inserting dental implants resulted in permanent nerve damage to unfortunate patients. In an interview with the BBC, the same research team identified a few things dentists should be doing before inserting dental implants.

Dentists need to inform patients about the risk of nerve damage, make sure they have their explicit consent to proceed in light of this, and they also need to use shorter implants to reduce the risk of nerve damage. The Canadian Dental Association also recommends imaging, pre-procedural assessments, local anesthesia, and bone augmentation techniques.

If you feel that your dentist caused a dental implant nerve injury without adequately preparing you for the risks of obtaining dental implants, you may be able to sue for dental malpractice. Attorney Dane Levy has years of experience and a record of high profile wins, including the highest lingual nerve injury verdict in the United States ($2.3 million). He has won several dental implant malpractice cases, and he can help you win yours if you contact the Levy Law Firm today.