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Dr. Ted Leem
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
12 years in practice
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What is the likelihood of a repeat pleomorphic adenoma causing damage to the mandibular nerve when the tumor is located low internally in the right neck/jaw and close to the jugular . The child had her first removed in 2009 when she was 9, she is no

Dr. Ted Leem
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
12 years in practice
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What is the  likelihood of a repeat pleomorphic adenoma  causing damage to the mandibular nerve when the tumor is located low internally in the  right neck/jaw  and close to the jugular .   The child had her first removed in 2009 when she was 9, she is no

Location: It depends on the location. If it is near the mandibular nerve and there was previous surgery at that site, the risk is higher. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy is a condition in which there is nerve damage that may lead to a loss in movement, sensation, or other function ...Read more


Dr. Natalie Sieb
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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Is a mandibular nerve block the same as a regular local anesthesia injection?

Dr. Natalie Sieb
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
1M people helped
Is a mandibular nerve block the same as a regular local anesthesia injection?

It's a type: of local anesthesia, yes. Sometimes it's done in addition to general anesthesia, depending on the procedure you're having done and who is doing it. It blocks a handful of nerves in that genera area so that at least half of your mouth becomes numb. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Victor Grazina
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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I trust my dentist to do an implant but I hope he does not cut into my mandibular nerve. Do I ask if the positioning of this nerve can be a problem?

Dr. Victor Grazina
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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I trust my dentist to do an implant but I hope he does not cut into my mandibular nerve. Do I ask if the positioning of this nerve can be a problem?

Always ask.: You should always ask ANY question that you think is important. In this case, the dentist should be able to show you radiographic evidence to support the answer- possibly 3D data. However, implants are very common and not as scary as the internet might make you believe. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Concerning lateral pterygoid muscle,why protrusive action functions to test intactness of mandibular nerve?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Concerning lateral pterygoid muscle,why protrusive action functions to test intactness of mandibular nerve?

Lateral pterygoid: The motor function of the mandibular branch of the fifth cranial nerve is tested by asking the patient to clench their teeth together and to open their mouth against resistance. The "thumb" test is the only reliable test to examine lateral pterygoid muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Board Certified, Dentistry
46 years in practice
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Is dentistry mandibular nerve block the same as a local anesthesia injection given in the mouth? If not what is the difference please?

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Board Certified, Dentistry
46 years in practice
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Is dentistry mandibular nerve block the same as a local anesthesia injection given in the mouth?  If not what is the difference please?

Yes: A mandibular nerve block is used to numb all of the lower teeth on one side of the mouth. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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Does a dental panoramic X-ray show the positioning of the mandibular nerve in the lower jaw for implant planning?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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No: X-ray is2dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional object. A CBCT (Cone Beam CAT Scan) allows 360 degree look at the area. ...Read more

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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
61K people helped
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Can nerve damage heal?

Dr. Aileen Shieu
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
61K people helped
Can nerve damage heal?

Yes: If the damage does not cause the nerve to be completely cut, then healing can occur. If a nerve has been cut, it will need to be reconnected in order to grow. Nerve grows about 1 mm/day, so depending on where the injury is, it may take over a year for recovery. It is difficult after a nerve is cut to get 100% recovery, but some return of sensation can be expected after repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
30 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
30 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

A : 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 surgical repair if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Board Certified, Wound care
14 years in practice
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I always feel something crawling on me. Could this be a medical matter? For example, nerve damage?

Dr. Lauren Romeo
Board Certified, Wound care
14 years in practice
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I always feel something crawling on me. Could this be a medical matter? For example, nerve damage?

Possibly nerves: See you doctor and have a neurological examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Shin
Board Certified, Pain Management
25 years in practice
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What should I do about the nerve damage?

Dr. Edward Shin
Board Certified, Pain Management
25 years in practice
26K people helped

Nerve pain: You must be treated by a neurologist or pain physician. Do your best to try non-addictive pills first. Pain medicines, opioids, should be back up medicines and not your first choice. ...Read more

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