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Doctor insights on: Wisdom Teeth Nerve Damage

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Could wisdom teeth cause nerve damage?

Could wisdom teeth cause nerve damage?

Not likely: Occasionally, when a lower wisdom tooth is removed, that nerve will be bumped or bruised and if so a change in sensation may be temporary or permanent. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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Can wisdom teeth removal cause nerve damage?

Can wisdom teeth removal cause nerve damage?

Rare: Very rate. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Oral nerve damage after wisdom teeth removal. What can I take?

Oral nerve damage after wisdom teeth removal. What can I take?

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 (gabapentin) may help. ...Read more

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How do you treat nerve damage for the front of my teeth after my wisdom teeth extraction?

How do you treat nerve damage for the front of my teeth after my wisdom teeth extraction?

Need more info: What type of nerve damage are you referring to? Was the nerve in your lower jaw damaged during procedure or are you talking about the teeth being sensitive due to secondary trauma during the procedure? ...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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Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

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 more

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Please tell me, are wisdom teeth attached to nerves?

Of course : like any other tooth, wisdom teeth are innervated by the Trigeminal Nerve. One of the potential complications associated with wisdom tooth removal is a nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can the nerves that may be damaged in wisdom teeth removal control movement of facial structures?

Yes: The fifth cranial nerve which enervates the teeth will result in a temporary or permanent numbness of the lips if damaged. Discuss with your doctor prior to the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

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


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