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Is it safe for somebody who has epilepsy to have a tooth

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is it safe for somebody who has epilepsy to have a tooth implant.
JA: Have you had any past treatments or tests related to the implant? If so, what were the results?
Customer: No - I have appt soon to see if I am suitable candidate for implant.
JA: Got it. Can you see or feel anything else in your mouth that is causing concern?
Customer: no - I had three teeth extracted from top left of mouth and now I have a misalignment.
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dentist should know?
Customer: I had right temporal lobe surgery in 2003 and have been seizure free since.
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 18 days ago.

Hello and thank you for the question.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Board Certified Medicine Consultant with over 15 years of experience and I will do my best to help you today.
Let me review your question for a minute and I will get back to you.

Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 18 days ago.

Yes this is safe and this procedure is performed commonly in patients with epilepsy.

In general, if the seizures are well controlled there is no absolute contraindication to dental implants.

Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 18 days ago.

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