Objectives: Dental implant treatment is regarded as a safe technique with high rate of success. However, complications should be taken into consideration, because they can follow dental implant surgery as with, any other surgical procedure. In this study, we reported the clinical analysis, patient was referred to our hospital for the dental implant complications.
Subjects and methods: In this study, 125 patients examined at our hospital who chiefly complained of some kind of postoperative symptom after receiving dental implant at another hospital from January 2008 to September 2012. We analyzed the following items: 1. gender, 2. age, 3. chief complaint, and 4. course leading to hospital visit.
Results: Analysis of gender indicated that many patients were females. The most frequent age was 60s. The most common chief complaint was pain. The most common course leading to hospital visit was receiving the implant at their local hospital, subsequently experiencing symptoms and then visiting our hospital.
Discussion: Although serious complications are uncommon, dental implant placement is not free of complications, as complications may occur at any stage. Therefore, careful analysis via imaging, precise surgical techniques and an understanding of the anatomy of the surgical area are essential in preventing complications.