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Wisdom Teeth Nerve Damage
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
Nerve may Regenerate: There is nothing that i know of to speed up nerve regeneration. It often does happen over time. The first sign of nerve regeneration is usually a tingling feeling. If pain develops, see a neurologist or dentist trained in pain management, as Neurontin may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?
While i had my wisdom teeth extracted i suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?
Unlikely: The nerves most at risk for injury, especially when the roots of the wisdom teeth are fully grown, are the lower jaw nerves that give feeling to the lower jaw, teeth and lower lip. The nerve that causes movement of the facial muscles is not located close to the wisdom teeth but could conceivably receive pressure during support of the lower jaw. I have not yet seen such an injury though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is nerve damage from lower wisdom tooth removal? Is risk lower if teeth have erupted significantly thru gums?
Paresthesia: In regards to wisdom tooth extractions, a patient's risk for experiencing paresthesia is related to the positional relationship between their tooth its associated nerves. Extractions where the roots are not fully formed (younger patients) are less problematic than extractions in adults where the roots are fully formed and near the inferior alveolar nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My bottom wisdom teeth are impacted and are near a major nerve. What is the best course of action?
Discuss w/ surgeon.: It sounds like you are saying that the lower wisdom teeth are located near the inferior alveolar nerve. This nerve runs into your jaw and exits near your premolars (bicuspids) and runs to your lower lip. If this nerve is severed, then you will lose the feeling to one of the sides of your lower lip. Discuss all risks and benefits with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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