A 55-year-old female asked:
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how long does it take for nerve damage pain to centralize on the brain. had dental implant 5 months ago & have tingling chin & lip. need to decide to have surgery now or wait to see if it heals more.

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Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Now: u can have surgery now safely
Answered on Jun 1, 2015
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Paresthesia: This question should be discussed with your own surgeon based upon the dental history, radiographs and planned treatment. If you don't have 100% confidence in your own surgeon, get a second or even a third opinion from another Oral Surgeon or Periodontist who has extensive training and experience placing dental implants.
Answered on Jun 6, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Do not delay!: Most cases of dental paresthesia will spontaneously resolve within days, weeks, or months. Those cases that last beyond 6 to 9 months are considered permanent. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Best of luck!
Answered on Dec 28, 2017
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Dr. Stephen Calendine
33 years experience Dentistry
Good Sign...: Obviously the tingling is a good sign of healing in this case. Since there is always a risk with more surgery the fact that feeling is returning, albeit slowly, would cause me to want to give it more time.
Answered on Jun 6, 2015
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Sounds like: You describe symptoms in the distribution of the mental branch of the trigeminal nerve, and you should report this to your dentist. Might spontaneously resolve over 3-4 weeks, and may represent only a very transient issue. Also, discuss the pace of dental surgery with your dentist.
Answered on Aug 16, 2016

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