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A 31-year-old female asked:

does damaged lingual nerve from impacted wisdom tooth surgery heal itself as time goes on? i suffer pain &burning in tongue for 4 months.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Pain management: If, after a reasonable course of steroids, the patient reports decreased sensation and pain consistent with neuronal injury, neuropathic pain medications should then be considered. After 4 month the surgery is already known to be ineffective. See orofacial pain specialist for neuropathic pain management. Here is the link: http://www.aaop.org/content.aspx?page_id=2720&club_id=508439

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Last updated Jul 26, 2014

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