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Question:
I have implant in my lower left jaw since last month. A day after, feeling numbness on my lower half lip and teeth (left side) until now. I'm taking vitamin B and medicine for nerve (to back the sensation of my lip).

And last week there is something that happened on my gums (the place where the implant is). It is bumpy and yellow color on top. I visited to my dentist and he said there's no problem inside implants. Just a scar and its infected. He disinfected the infected gums.

But next day, after I ate lunch again, my gums became bumpy and yellow color on top. After implants still now a little painful I feel but not severe. Can you help me? I just want to know that theres no problem about this. I'm afraid. ... Visitor from Tokyo Japan

Answer:
Mosi mosi. From the description that you give it would seem that the mandibular nerve got injured during the operation of placing the implant. This is sometimes an unfortunate side effect.

The numbness may or may not go away.

The yellow bump above the implant surgery site sounds as if it is an infection and if so may need to be treated with antibiotics and/or an incision and drainage (like popping a pimple). This infection may or may not be affecting the implant.

I would suggest seeing the dentist who performed the procedure or an oral surgeon or a periodontist (gum specialist).

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