Can I Have a Dental Implant Placed in My Upper Jaw If I Have a Swelling?



Teleconsultation – 2023-07-14 17:45

Seit einigen Tagen habe ich eine Schwellung im Oberkiefer rechts. Der Zahn 16 ist bereits wurzelbehandelt. Kann man einen Zahn ziehen und gleichzeitig ein Implantat setzen? Ist die Schwellung ein Problem?

Treatment Plan

Given your situation, the treatment plan would involve the extraction of your tooth, followed by the placing of a dental implant. As your tooth has already been root treated, a post-operative infection is less likely. However, the presence of a swelling indicates an ongoing infection and needs to be addressed before proceeding with the implant procedure.

Here is a step-by-step overview of what the procedure would entail:

Step 1: Initial Consultation

You will need to come in for an initial consultation where we’ll evaluate your oral health and jaw bone density. We’ll also discuss your medical history, any medications you’re currently taking, and any allergies you may have. This is also the time for you to ask any questions you may have, and we can discuss the procedure and potential outcomes in detail.

Step 2: Addressing the Infection

The swelling in your upper jaw needs to be treated before we can proceed with the extraction and implant procedure. This will likely involve prescribing antibiotics to manage the infection. Once the infection is under control, we can proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Extraction

The next step will involve the extraction of your tooth. This is a straightforward procedure that is often done under local anesthesia. After the tooth is removed, a bone graft may be needed if there is not enough bone structure to support an implant.

Step 4: Implant Placement

Once your jaw has healed, the dental implant can be placed. The implant is inserted into the jaw bone, and a temporary crown is placed on top. The implant will need time to integrate with the bone, a process known as osseointegration. This can take several months.

Step 5: Placement of the Crown

After the implant has fully integrated with the bone, the final step is to place the permanent crown. This is attached to the implant, providing a sturdy, natural-looking replacement for your missing tooth.

Alternative Treatment Options

While a dental implant is a highly effective solution for a missing tooth, there are alternative treatment options available.

  1. Fixed Dental Bridge: This involves using the two teeth on either side of the gap as supports for a bridge, with a false tooth in the middle. This can be a good option if the adjacent teeth are healthy and strong.
  2. Partial Denture: This is a removable option that can replace one or more missing teeth. It’s typically less expensive than an implant, but may not offer the same level of comfort or function.

Both options have their pros and cons, and the best choice for you will depend on various factors, including your oral health, lifestyle, and budget.


Here is an estimate of the costs involved, in accordance with the AUTONOME HONORARRICHTLINIEN guidelines:

Description Quantity Cost
Simple Implantation (with 3D Implant Navigation and Punching Technique) 1 €1,476
Individual Abutment 1 €280
Full Ceramic Crown (Jacket Crown) 1 €1,132
Diagnosis Package (3D Scan, 3D DVT, Implant Planning) 1 €180

Please note that these costs are estimates and the actual cost may vary based on various factors, including the complexity of your case and the type of implant used. Also, please note that this does not include any additional costs associated with treating the infection or any necessary bone grafting.

Final Thoughts

It’s important to remember that while dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth, they are not without risks. Possible complications can include infection, nerve damage, and implant failure. However, with proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime and provide a natural, functional replacement for missing teeth.

If you have any further questions or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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