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Lingual Nerve Damage
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
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
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?
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
What is the best repair operation4 lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth surgery?isit effective after4 monthsof injury?I've got burning&painin tongue
Did you try meds?: The lingual nerve is in a very difficult place to access surgically (almost impossible) without creating more problems. Have you by tied a course of steroid therapy to reduce the amount of nerve inflammation caused by our wisdom tooth surgery? That should be your first course of action, followed by possibly the injection of some meds at the injury site. Try to avoid surgery! ...Read more
Any medications for lingual nerve damage? I have got burning and pain in tongue for 4 months and 2 weeks (since my impacted wisdom tooth surgery)
No: See an oral surgeon about surgery that may be able to correct the damage ...Read more
Does Alpha Lipioc acid treat burning and pain in tongue from lingual nerve damage after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?
Any medications 4 burning and pain in tongue from lingual nerve damage after impacted wisdom tooth surgery? it's been 4 months now. do steroids work?
Dull sensory pain/tingling in left side of face and head after horizontally-impacted wisdom tooth extraction. had lingual nerve damage. any medication?
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
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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