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Can wisdom teeth removal cause facial paralysis?

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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience in Dentistry
Not likely...: Because the nerves supplying the facial muscles do not come anywhere near the wisdom teeth, facial paralysis is not generally considered to be a risk of wisdom tooth extraction. However, the lower wisdom teeth are often located very near to the nerve that supplies sensation to the lower lip and chin, so postoperative loss of sensation of variable duration is a risk of lower wisdom tooth extraction.
Answered on Jul 13, 2019
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