Data from FDA finds many device complaints stem from dental implants

The FDA released nearly 6 million reports of problems with various medical and dental devices, according to CBS 5 Investigates.

Of the 6 million reports, dental implants were among the devices with the most complaints along with blood glucose tests and breast implants.

Dentists are not required to report problems, so issues with dental implants may be underreported. When CBS 5 Investigates reached out to the FDA, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Dental Association, no one knew how many dental implants were used annually.

Since the data became public, dental implants are now scheduled to be part of an upcoming meeting regarding the safety of materials in medical devices and why some patients have can reactions.

Currently, the FDA is reviewing and looking at updating regulations and warnings for dental implants, breast implants, and blood glucose tests.

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