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Allergic reaction to metal (esp titanium) surgically inserted plate?

I have a titanium plate that was used to fix a radial fracture about a year and a half ago. I've been experiencing symptoms that include episodes of extreme fatigue, as well as sore throat and general sick feeling for the past 6 months or so. Before that I would experience this sick feeling minimally starting shortly after the plate was surgically implanted in my arm. The plate is now useless and can be removed, I was wondering if anyone had ever experienced a similar reaction? All my other blood/urine test show that I should be in perfect health. Thanks for any help! Desperately trying to get to the bottom of this mystery!
posted by kvoorhees on May 28, 2014 - 10 answers

Nursing someone after oral surgery: how to not screw it up edition

A relative of mine is having the entirety of her teeth replaced by what I think is called an implant-supported bridge. I'm caring for her the day of the surgery, but 1) I'm not super-awesome, or anyway, super-intuitive at nursing people 2) I'm not at ALL familiar with this type of procedure 3) Said relative is very ashamed of the situation and thus VERY vague about the actual terms, details, and recovery situation. She...tends to be a little in denial about stuff, I tend to take her statements with a grain of salt. So I would appreciate anything you all can offer in terms of advice, or in procedure-specific tips and information. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Jul 8, 2013 - 22 answers

bone graft tooth implant expert?

Dental tourism? I want to have several dental implants and bone grafts done in the next year and am willing to travel for excellent dental service. I am looking for truly amazing dental implant experts in Europe and the United States I should be looking at. I am based in England. English recs welcome.
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 3 answers

bionic eyes, please!

Cataract surgery + implant filter: My mother is about to have the first of two cataract surgeries and is considering bifocal implants. [more inside]
posted by quince on Jul 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Failed dental implant with possible incompetence...recourse?

Over the past 6 months I've been having a dental implant installed, and it has now failed. The dentist has been rather dismissive of the pain, and I'm pretty sure I can identify specifically when the implant failed and I believe it to be his fault. This should have taken 4 appointments to finish, and has now been 9, and will end with the 10th…hopefully. There are other instances of his (possible) incompetence past the break (please read if you are going to reply). He has said that after I heal when it's removed he will do the process again for free…but I'm rather terrified of him now. Do I have any legal recourse to ask for a refund? Again, details after the break. [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on Jul 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Tooth and clause

Dental Insurance: I have it for the first time in 20 years. Help me figure out how (if) I can get coverage for a procedure that was pre-approved and then denied coverage. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on May 18, 2012 - 6 answers

What's the best of three unappealing options?

I will be having a root canal soon, but the dentist has told me that the damage to the tooth may not be treatable by the root canal, and that other action may be necessary. He's given me a few options to consider, and has asked me to pick one. [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Apr 17, 2012 - 18 answers

If I ignore it, it might go away, right? Periodontist in NYC required (or maybe not???)

Can anyone recommend a good periodontist in NYC? Do I even need a periodontist? [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Jan 12, 2012 - 10 answers

OW OW OW OW OW

Tell me about your experiences with dental implants. [more inside]
posted by goshling on Nov 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me figure out my birth control

Please tell me your experiences with the birth control implant. Plus other birth control questions. I know YANMD. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 16, 2011 - 12 answers

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

My dentist just told me I need an immediate implant (he also discussed bridge and orthodontic retainer options with me, but I am told the tooth needs to be extracted pronto.) Should I be gathering second opinions/additional price quotes, or should I continue treating this as Urgent? [more inside]
posted by endless_forms on Nov 18, 2010 - 22 answers

What shape will I be in after my mouth goes booom?

I'm having a tooth extraction + bone graft + dental implant on Thursday on the lower left side molar closest to the jaw joint on the back of my mouth. Have you had something similar? Could I ask you a few questions? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Jul 11, 2010 - 23 answers

Please reassure me about dental bridges!

My husband will be getting a couple of dental bridges and I am looking for reassurance and advice. [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Feb 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Bye Bye Baby

Question about dentition and brass instruments [more inside]
posted by plinth on Nov 15, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I resolve a dispute with my orthodontist?

Do I have any recourse if my orthodontist has been carrying out a bogus treatment plan for the last year? [more inside]
posted by pizzazz on Nov 12, 2007 - 11 answers

What New York clinics offer Implanon?

What New York City health clinics, or women's centers, or whatever -- ideally with a sliding scale -- offer Implanon (contraceptive arm implant)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Gnashing my tooth.

Do I really have to go in for three dental visits a year? [more inside]
posted by jamaro on May 4, 2007 - 7 answers

Should I get a bridge or an implant?

I have a missing tooth. Should I get a bridge or an implant? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on May 26, 2004 - 11 answers

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