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A 31-year-old female asked:

are there any medications/herbs/supplements that help heal lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth extraction? i suffer from burning and pain in tongue

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Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 47 years experience
Nerve injury: Yes, Your Oral surgeon may try an antibiotic regimen coupled with a NSAID like para acetophenamen (tylenol). If the nerve was only bruised this often works. If there was an actual serving, a neurologist needs to be consulted. There is a possibility that "Botox" has a side effect to stimulate nerve growth.

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