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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
Prosthodontics 54 years experience
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.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
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.
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Last updated Aug 19, 2019

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