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  1. I had an implant done 10 years ago. I have constant pain, irritated gums around the tooth with the implant. Extremely dark circles under my eyes that developed after the implant was put in. My lips are always irritated. Many dentists, I say many because I have tried to get it solved and each dentist tries something and sends me on….changed the crown from ceramic to gold, fixed the so called bent abutment, use non-traditional toothpastes and mouth rinses, drugs and still have trouble. I can’t wear cheap earrings or my ears burn from the metal. Any ideas on this?

    • It sounds like you could be allergic to your implant. The fact that your ears burn from cheap metal makes me think this. You should go to a dentist who really understands this phenomenon. I would also take a MELISA test if I were you. You can go online and find out how to get a test.

  2. Three years ago I had implants inserted into my front upper gum. I’ve had numbness and pressure in my gums and nose ever since. It’s actually getting worse. Also sinus problems.
    The odd thing is other implants in my lower left jaw and upper right jaw seem to be ok. Is it possible for rejection to occur in one area of the mouth and not others ?

    • It would be very unlikely for this to be an allergy. This is probably more based on the positioning of the implant into the nose or sinus. I would get a CT scan and have it evaluated to look for positioning.
      Dr Stanley

  3. Hi – I had a dental impant done November 2019, and ever since then I have had an itchy, irritation in my gums, roof of mouth and tongue. Very uncomfortable feeling. Could this be an allergy?

    • Yes, this could be an allergy. Are you allergic to other types of metals that you know of?
      Dr. Stanley

  4. My 66 y/o husband had two upper molars removed with appropriate healing time delay before titanium rods placed. Three weeks post that procedure, l he experienced an eczema outbreak on both hands and significant swelling of both eye lids and facial swelling. Benedryl tempered the swelling. A similar flare occurred 3 more times in the last two months. His general dentist (in NJ) who placed the rods does not acknowledge any connection. Do u suggest consulting an oral surgeon and/ or allergist for a second opinion? Thank you for your input.

  5. I have Chronic Fatigue and Fibro. I have a dental titanium implant and the Melisa test shows I am allergic to 2 nickel types. I’ve had this implant 15 years and have had progressive CFS. I am planning to get this out. Have you seen people recover from CFS after removal? Is it a nightmare to remove? Number 13 tooth.

    • Yes, often times you will recover. It can be easy to remove but may require some small bone removal which can be grafted. You should be fine! Good luck!

  6. What is the turn around time for your MELISA tests? Do you send them to Germany for processing? We are in Texas and deperately trying to find the quickest way to get a MELISA test. My husband had rare surgery at UCLA, and a small titanium plate closes the hole in his craniumHe has extreme fatigue, a rash and a couple of other symptoms. He’s had a lumbar puncture, caraotid arteries checked, every blood test imaginable and CT Scans, chest Xrays, etc. All were good. We researched, and are sure he has Titanium Allergy. We know he needs the MELISA test, and are looking for the quickest way to get it processed. Do you have access to anything quicker than what the MELISA siteoffers online?
    Thanks for taking time to respond.

    • Trish,

      I’m sorry to hear about your husband. I do not know the turn around time with MELISA in Germany but you do have to send it to them. Contact them directly and they can give you the turn around time. I hope your husband gets better soon!
      Dr. Kyle Stanley

  7. I had eight titanium implants removed 3 weeks ago because they were literally killing me for whatever reason I had some sort of ionic or galvanization or whatever they call it I suffered through 6 months of agonizing pain in every joint bilaterally throughout my whole body I’m almost 100% better now since I had these things removed

    • Linda,

      I’m sorry to hear this. Did you ever have any metal problems before your implant surgery? (sensitivity to copper, lead, jewelry, coins, etc?)

      I’m glad to hear you are going better.
      Dr. Kyle Stanley

  8. Nearly five years ago my wife received two titanium rods in her lower jaw to secure a full denture. Soon after the implant procedure she began experiencing chronic nausea and other symptoms such as hair loss, fatigue, sinus congestion and eventually weakening of one of the implant rods. She received numerous gastroenterological tests to determine the cause of the nausea, all of which were negative. It was recently suggested she be tested for possible allergic and intolerance reactions to titanium which resulted in a diagnoses of positive sensitivity to the material. She was also found to have an early detection of a malignant lesion on the lower left lobe of her lung which required surgical removal This occurred some four years after the implant procedure. At no time was she screened for allergic sensitivity to titanium prior to the procedure or informed of the possibility of such. The dentist who performed the procedure has now refused to remove the implants or acknowledge any possible connection with the problems my wife has experienced. Are you aware of any similar symptoms associated with titanium dental implants?

    • Hello John,

      I’m sorry to hear about your wife and her symptoms. Most of the commonly occurring symptoms are listed on this blog. Because true titanium allergy is VERY rare, we don’t see a lot of patients with this problem. Most of them are also allergic to nickel and they usually tell the doctor about that. These are patients that can never wear jewelry, metal glasses, etc so it is a large part of their life which they commonly tell their doctors. Although we would never know, I would think that the malignant lesion has nothing to do with the titanium allergy and was a coincidence. The reason we don’t commonly test patients for titanium allergy is that it is so rare. Another thing your wife could be allergic to is the material involved in the restoration (some people are allergic to acrylic). Which type of test did she have to determine her titanium allergy? I wish you and your wife all the best!
      Dr. Kyle Stanley

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