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I got inferior alveolar nerve damage 6 weeks ago sensation is back but my lip and gums still feel tight and heavy is this the last thing to come back?

I got inferior alveolar nerve damage 6 weeks ago sensation is back but my lip and gums still feel tight and heavy is this the last thing to come back?

Yes...6 Months: It is good that sensation is beginning to return. This is a very good sign that the nerve is repairing from the trauma. However, it can take up to 6 months and possibly even a little bit longer for full sensation to return. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more

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Inferior alveolar nerve damage which doctor repear this thing?

Inferior alveolar nerve damage which doctor repear this thing?

Good question: I have seen many cases of this injury . Rarely , an oro-maxillofacial surgeon can repair damage. Most often treatment is targeted injection , by surgeon or pain management specialist, and anti-neuropathic drugs, like lyrica. ...Read more

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Living with Neuropathy (Checklist)

Exercise
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Manage pain
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Try gait and balance training
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Take medications as directed
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Nerve damage after recent dental implants (Inferior Alveolar Nerve)?

Nerve damage after recent dental implants (Inferior Alveolar Nerve)?

Nerve damage is a co: Nerve damage, inferior alveolar nerve (IAN), is one of the known complications from oral surgery procedures: extractions of wisdom teeth, dental implants on the lower jaw are two procedures where it is possible to occur. Very rare when it does happen and Is usually temperary, but can be permanent. Allow 3-4 months for regeneration and repair. Itching, tingling sensation or feeling of ants crawling ...Read more

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I need to know what is the effect of giving bilateral inferior alveolar nerve block?

I need to know what is the effect of giving bilateral inferior alveolar nerve block?

Numbness.: You would get numbness of:- - mandible on both sides - lower lip and chin on both sides - parts of the tongue as well on both sides. It is a useful procedure that is commonly used for dental anesthesia. ...Read more

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Treat with a rehabilitation professional who can coordinate your care.
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If you are having difficulty with handling things, treat with an OT.
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If you are having trouble walking or balancing, treat with a PT.
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If you are having trouble with pain, see your doctor; avoid opioids.
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I have undergone an extraction for my lower, first pre-molar.An inferior alveolar nerve block was given to me but since, there's pain at the injection site and reduced mouth opening. What should I do?

I have undergone an extraction for my lower, first pre-molar.An inferior alveolar nerve block was given to me but since, there's pain at the injection site and reduced mouth opening. What should I do?

Not uncommon: Occasionally, for this type of injection, the muscles may go into spasm and there is also some local inflammation which produces the symptoms that you describe. Take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve or what you normally take for a headache. Warm rinses and external moist heat may help as well. This should pass shortly. Call your own dentist if still concerned. ...Read more

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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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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