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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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How much time for lingual nerve to heal ?

How much time for lingual nerve to heal ?

Lingual nerve: From what: trauma? Surgery? Infection? Injection? Other? I would guess a few days to never. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extracted 3 months ago and suffered lingual nerve damage ever since.. How long does healing take place?

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 more

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My lingual nerve wasinjured during horizontally-impacted 3rd molar extraction.it's been 4 months now.I have pain & burning in tongue.any medications?

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 more

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I had my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. How long until I recover?

I had my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. How long until I recover?

See specialist ASAP: Very serious problem, In your area, I would recommend seeing a faculty orals surgeon at one of the NYC dental schools ASAP. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wisdom teeth extracted and 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?

Serious problem: Serious problem that needs to be addressed soon. Based on your location, I would recommend evaluation ASAP by the oral surgery department at one of the Philadelphia Dental Schools, either Temple or Penn. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does damaged lingual nerve from impacted wisdom tooth surgery heal itself as time goes on? I suffer pain &burning in tongue for 4 months.

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

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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?

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?

Try this website:: I came across this website and cannot vouch for the suggestions for treatment but here is some information for you: http://www.Sciential.Net/treatment%20options.Shtml. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Lingual (Definition)

It is near the tongue. So a tooth surface that is on the tongue side is called lingual a surface. In ...Read more