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Titanium side effects

05/06/2009

Question:

A few years ago my son had a tooth implanted in which titanium was used. He is experiencing frequent migrane like headaches and I wondered if the titanium

Answer:

Titanium is a very stable material. It is so innocuous to the human body that it is often used as the ideal material to test other new materials against. That is not to say that a titanium implant cannot cause pain if it presses on nerves or other structures in the head. Therefore, I think you can safely rule out any reaction to titanium, but  may want to investigate the other structures that are close to his dental implant.

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Response by:

Julie A Holloway, DDS, MS, FACP Julie A Holloway, DDS, MS, FACP
Associate Professor of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University