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    titanium implant in jaw 23 years ago, due to cancer now implant is broken, don't know what to do

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      Hi Kawagrl, I just had titanium implants put in my lower jaw to hold dentures, but it sounds like you are describing the entire jaw was replaced with titanium, is that right? What ever the case, this is going to be something that an oral surgeon at the least is going to have to take care of for you. So I would start with searching your local area for oral surgeons and get someone to take a look. If it's above their limits, they will refer you to someone else that is qualified to take care of it. Hope you get it looked at soon. Sounds like a serious situation. Be sure and let them know the complete scope of everything, such as: Your a cancer patient, it has broken, pain or not, etc. They will most likely be backed up on their schedule, but if you paint the full picture you will get in to see someone faster. Be persistent that you need to see one soon.

      over 3 years ago
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      Hi Greg, I am so happy someone responded, I feel so isolated right now. I had the bottom lower left side from my tmj joint to my chin replaced.with titanium. The ENT clinic did the surgery. I have gone back to the ENT clinic and after cat scan, consultation, ect they said it was not broken, sent me to oral surgeon, which took 7 week for appointment, they sent me for panoramic xray, it is big time broken in half, oral surgeon says I need to go back to ENT because it is a hardware issue. So the Dr. who told me originally that my jaw was not broken I am suppose to go back and let him do the surgery? I called his office to talk to him and he is on vacation for 2 weeks. This is a nightmare. Meantime my jaw is broke in half. I have been persistant! Thanks

      over 3 years ago
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