I have enormous gratitude for Dr. Michael Norton for solving my dental implant problem. For 4 years I suffered considerable dental pain due to a badly fitted dental implant from a different dentist.
Originally, a specialist in periodontics replaced my missing tooth with a dental implant. The area around the implant screw immediately became very painful and kept going septic. As a result, over two years I had to endure seven operations in an attempt to remedy the problem, two of which were under general anesthetic, and many antibiotics. I was told that if the implant was removed I would be left with a communicating hole between my mouth and my sinus which could result in fluid coming out of my nose every time I took a drink and so I was very reluctant to have the implant removed.
Despite being patient, I was still in pain and not able to chew nor sleep, and thus desperately looked for help. I sought many opinions and visited specialists in fields including maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, endodontic, dental imagery, Eastman Dental Hospital, a facial pain specialist, and clinical psychology. One and half years later I was still in pain and still facing the same dilemma that if I removed the implant I could be left with a big problem. I had seven long reports advising me to take neuromodulator medicine including antidepressants to deal with the pain and I was constantly advised not to remove the implant as I could suffer more pain and the problems of liquid draining out of my nose.
Then came the recommendation by my GP to see dental implant specialist Dr. Norton. At my first consultation, Dr. Norton created a plan for the removal of the implant and was completely confident that he could deal with the sinus issue which he considered routine. He gave a full explanation as to why the implant never healed properly in the first place. I felt very confident in accepting the advice of Dr. Norton, and even agreed to have a new implant fitted in place of the bad one, despite all the trauma suffered over the past years.
The treatment went without a hitch and now one year later, I am so pleased to say that I am happily smiling with the perfect new implant fitted by Dr. Norton and have no pain at all and absolutely no problems with my sinus. I am incredibly grateful.
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