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If nerve from a lower wisdom tooth extraction isn't damaged, is there any reason paresthesia would be permanent?

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Dr. Jerry Brown answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Paraesthesis: I've seen a number of patients who presented with paresthesia. Some never had their symptoms reversed, others partially felt the lip and tissue around her Mandibular teeth and some notice the paresthesia disappearing altogether.

Answered 8/26/2015

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

The other reason: is due to a chronic disease, such as diabetes, or occurs as a complication of treatments like chemotherapy. Anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDs or corticosteroid drugs are recommended if the person's symptoms are mild. However, paresthesia as a complication of lower wisdom tooth extraction or dental injection is possible.

Answered 8/19/2019

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