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I have a lightly painful lump in my cheek after one week from wisdom tooth extraction. Had significant swelling and external bruising. Tooth was high and in bone. No signs of infection. Healing well overall. Size has been consistent whole week.?

I have a lightly painful lump in my cheek after one week from wisdom tooth extraction. Had significant swelling and external bruising. Tooth was high and in bone. No signs of infection. Healing well overall. Size has been consistent whole week.?

Questions: Not unusual. May take months to resolve. To be sure, make an appointment with the Surgeon who removed the tooth for a post-surgical examination. Take along a written list of all your questions. That way the Surgeon can address all your concerns. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.

Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.

Tooth extraction: Hi Robin, When was the extraction? For about 4-6 days it is normal to have the swelling depending on how bad it was before the extraction. It will feel swollen, bruised and cause spasms of the masseter muscle prevention mouth opening. Pain accompanies inflammation that is secondary to the extraction and possibly the infection that required it. Please see your dentist if this persists beyond 6 days ...Read more

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White hard lump on bottom left extraction site 5 weeks after wisdom tooth extraction. It seems to have come on suddenly and is tender and painful?

White hard lump on bottom left extraction site 5 weeks after wisdom tooth extraction. It seems to have come on suddenly and is tender and painful?

Edge of the extracti: Most likely it is the edge of the extraction siteand the gingiva has been lacerated exposing the bone itself. Most times it heals but sometimes it has to be smoothed down surgically. It is a common thing to happen. ...Read more

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Can a nerve after a tooth extraction cause socket to heal slower then it should?

Can a nerve after a tooth extraction cause socket to heal slower then it should?

Irrelevant: Excessive use of alcohol, smoking or infection may slow healing, but not a nerve. ...Read more

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How do you know if there is nerve damage after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How do you know if there is nerve damage after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Altered sensation: Prolonged altered sensation in an area supplied by the nerve would suggest some nerve involvement. A wide range of sensations can be present. Some describe a pins and needle sensation, tingling, itching, burning, numbness and/or altered taste. Some may describe an increase in sensation or sensitivity in certain areas. ...Read more

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3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction. Can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?

3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction. Can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?

Definitely, no: Your diet may consist of any food that can be chewed and successfully swallowed. Good luck! ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Took 10mg temazepam before tooth extraction to calm nerves. Dentist prescribed panadeine forte for pain. Will I be okay to take this?

Took 10mg temazepam before tooth extraction to calm nerves. Dentist prescribed panadeine forte for pain. Will I be okay to take this?

Only: The only one who knows your medical and dental histories and your physiology is your Dentist. If your Dentist was concerned he/she would not have prescribed these medications. You trust your Dentist to do surgery, trust him/her to prescribe the appropriate medications. ...Read more

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I had a wisdom tooth extraction last week and I have paresthesia on the left side of my tongue. Are there exercises that can help the nerve recover?

I had a wisdom tooth extraction last week and I have paresthesia on the left side of my tongue. Are there exercises that can help the nerve recover?

No: Unfortunately there is little you can do to speed the recovery of the injured nerve other than the obvious: rest, and nutritious diet. Do avoid heavy chewing that might cause you to bite side of tongue. Chewing more slowly may help you avoid such accidental biting. ...Read more

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My lingual nerve was damaged during wisdom tooth extraction. What can I should to promote the healing process?

My lingual nerve was damaged during wisdom tooth extraction. What can I should to promote the healing process?

Sadly: Paresthesia is a recognized complication. Depending on the level of damage, in not too severe cases, more often than not fortunately, the numbness is transient and resolves in time, sometimes upwards of a year. I would go get periodically checked by your dentist or oral surgeon to check the progress. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) 300 mg po tid a very safe drug to take given for inflamed nerve after tooth extraction and otitis media and slite vertigo?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) 300 mg po tid a very safe drug to take given for inflamed nerve after tooth extraction and otitis media and slite vertigo?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin (gabapentin) is an excellent medication for nerve pain related to the tooth extraction. The dosage of 300 mg three times a day is high for people not used to taking neurontin and you may feel drowsy and unbalanced. It is a safe drug and allergic reactions are uncommon. Some people will develop swelling in the extremities and weight gain over a few weeks of taking the medication. ...Read more

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Hypersenstive nerve in jaw after tooth extraction years ago. Just started again with compression from denture. Had lyrica (pregabalin) became ill. What can I do?

Hypersenstive nerve in jaw after tooth extraction years ago. Just started again with compression from denture. Had lyrica (pregabalin) became ill. What can I do?

See Prosthodontist: See the Prosthodontist and likely the Oral Surgeon. The inferior alveolar nerve bundle may no longer be covered in bone. Alteration of denture, repositioning of nerve, implants may all be topics of discussion. Need panoramic and 3D imaging to fully assess the anatomy. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is bovine collagen a viable nerve regeneration option for nerve damage due to wisdom tooth extraction? Heard incredible things about it.

Is bovine collagen a viable nerve regeneration option for nerve damage due to wisdom tooth extraction? Heard incredible things about it.

Never heard as such: Bovine collagen has been used for many years in conjunction with bone graft to cover the grafted site, or as a bone substitute in areas that bone fill is desired. I have never heard of any potential, nor capability for nerve regeneration. Please double check with your surgeon... You might be misunderstood. Othrwise this is a dangerous, non-science based claim. ...Read more

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Can periapical xrays show location of the lingual nerve in relation to the lower wisdom teeth? Are they ever used in planning wisdom tooth extraction?

Can periapical xrays show location of the lingual nerve in relation to the lower wisdom teeth? Are they ever used in planning wisdom tooth extraction?

No and no: The lingual nerve runs in the soft tissue and would not show up on a periapical or a panorex. A panorex is usually used to visualize the jaw, sinuses, and wisdom teeth, and their relationship to the inferior alveolar nerve. ...Read more

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How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?

How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?

No: The lip will not be paralyzed. However, there is low risk of lower lip numbness or tongue numbness from a wisdom tooth extraction. The sensation usually feels "heavy". ...Read more

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Inferior alveolar nerve was compressed during wisdom tooth extraction. Dealt with numbness for 1 month. Still have swelling below my jaw. How to treat?

Inferior alveolar nerve was compressed during wisdom tooth extraction. Dealt with numbness for 1 month. Still have swelling below my jaw. How to treat?

See oral surgeon: Contact the oral surgeon that performed the extraction. There are many variables, if the numbness is reducing that is a good sign. If the numbness continues, a neurosurgeon may be needed, don't wait as time is of the essence. ...Read more

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Are thereany medications for trigeminal sensory pain in left side face/head after horizontally-impacted wisdom tooth extraction & lingual nerve damage?

Several: We use different medications to help alleviate nerve pain. Amitryptilline is an old-fashioned anti-depressant that we never use for depression any more - it helps. Seizure medications like gabapentin, carbamezapine and valproic acid help. You may need more than one type of medication and sometimes you find out what works only by trial and error. See a neurologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Dentist says nerve damage may have been done during wisdom tooth extraction half of tongue is numb, but is starting to tingle is this a good sign?

Dentist says nerve damage may have been done during wisdom tooth extraction half of tongue is numb, but is starting to tingle is this a good sign?

Nerve tear/stretch: When a nerve ha been excessively stretched or torn, there is a chance for it to regrow as ling as the myelin coating is intact. When regrowth occurs the nerve will attempt to grow back to its oringinal position. The growth of a peripheral nerve is a mm each 3 days. The tingle may represent the nerve ending making contact with its oringinal position on the tongue. ...Read more

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Are there any medications/herbs/supplements that help heal lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth extraction? I suffer from burning and pain in tongue

Nerve injury: Yes, Your Oral surgeon may try an antibiotic regimen coupled with a NSAID like para acetophenamen (tylenol). If the nerve was only bruised this often works. If there was an actual serving, a neurologist needs to be consulted. There is a possibility that "Botox" has a side effect to stimulate nerve growth. ...Read more

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Are there any medications or treatment for lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth extraction? I've got burning sensation and pain in my tongue and gum

Time and: Hopefully, this will resolve over time. There is considerable swelling and local trauma to your jaw at present. Have you tried ibuprofen or the other anti-inflammatory meds? Also consider discussing gabapentin with your doctor. This may calm the nerves at bit.. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now there's a big lump and also stings badly when using toothpaste?

Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now there's a big lump and also stings badly when using toothpaste?

Bruised: Everything should continue to heal in time. Avoid spicy, acidic foods and in this case toothpaste (if necessary) until your tongue feels better. If need be, have your dentist take a look at the extraction sites and the tongue if not completely healed soon. ...Read more

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Stitching for wisdom teeth extraction came out, 13 days after extraction, and their is small hole, and is tender and slight pain, is this a problem?

Stitching for wisdom teeth extraction came out, 13 days after extraction, and their is small hole, and is tender and slight pain, is this a problem?

Normal healing: That is a pretty normal time for sutures to be lost. It may take a few more weeks for the wound to completely close. Some slight pain would be normal. At this point keep the area clean, if you have an irrigator that would be helpful, swish with warm salt water. If swelling develops or the pain increases, see your provider to have it checked out. ...Read more

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How can a tooth extraction work?

How can a tooth extraction work?

Tooth Extraction: If a tooth has too much damage and can't be saved then in this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. Before removing the tooth, your dentist will administrate a local anesthetic for pain control and by surgical procedure tooth will be removed. Most tooth extractions take just a few minutes and the procedure is very safe. ...Read more

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How expensive is a tooth extraction?

How expensive is a tooth extraction?

Varies: Fees vary from office to office, city to city. A specialist will charge more than a generalist. Being put to sleep? That's an additional expense. Any number given over the internet is meaningless, since fess in deltona are not the same as los angeles or albany or el paso. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more