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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
What to do if I have a nerve injury to my lingual nerve. It's not fully severed but i think it could be partially.. Can this heal naturally?
I had a tooth extracted 3 months ago and suffered lingual nerve damage ever since.. How long does healing take place?
Long time: Damaging of lingual nerve during extractions is not common but unfortunately not unusual. If due to local swelling and inflammation, it would have recovered by now. The regeneration of nerve takes a long time if is able to regenerate. I used to tell my patients it would take about a millimeter a month to recover. It is a long nerve in lower jaw so it takes a long time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lingual nerve wasinjured during horizontally-impacted 3rd molar extraction.it's been 4 months now.I have pain & burning in tongue.any medications?
Lingual nerve damage: Nothing other than time will help heal your problem. Lingual nerve issues typically have a poor prognosis if sensation has not improve at a year. Your dentist should be following you up. They probably have you a corticosteroid either pull or injection already but it wouldn't hurt to ask. These things are unfortunate, but they happen especially with impacted wisdom teeth. Call you dentist and ask ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
While i had my wisdom teeth extracted i suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?
What do you suggest if my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?
Does damaged lingual nerve from impacted wisdom tooth surgery heal itself as time goes on? I suffer pain &burning in tongue for 4 months.
Pain management: If, after a reasonable course of steroids, the patient reports decreased sensation and pain consistent with neuronal injury, neuropathic pain medications should then be considered. After 4 month the surgery is already known to be ineffective. See orofacial pain specialist for neuropathic pain management. Here is the link: http://www.aaop.org/content.aspx?page_id=2720&club_id=508439 ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with lingual nerve injury, likely the result of inferior aveolar nerve block for root canal. Is there a pain management rx?
How effective are repair operations of lingual nerve damage from impacted wisdom tooth surgery after 4 months of injury? which operation is the best?
Ineffective: If, after a reasonable course of steroids, the patient reports decreased sensation and pain consistent with neuronal injury, neuropathic pain medications should then be considered. After 4 month the surgery is already known to be ineffective. See orofacial pain specialist for neuropathic pain management. ...Read more