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.
No. Wisdom teeth, even impacted ones, can not cause nerve damage. However removal of lower wisdom teeth can occasionally result in nerve damage in the form of a numb lip, chin, or tongue.

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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...
Steroids. It depends on the severity of the nerve damage. It can result in mild tingling to complete nerve numbness on the affected side. Sometimes post op swelling is enough to cause symptoms. Your surgeon will know if steroids may help. Consult your surgeon! Read more...
Steroids. Take a course of steroids and this will help reduce the inflammation of the nerve so that it can increase the potential of regeneration. However, the nerve injury will need to be assessed periodically. If the sensation of the lower lip has not returned completely, then visit a nerve specialist. Read more...

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

IA Nerve Injury. Depends when your surgery was and to what degree the nerve sustained injury. Neuropraxia - will resolve on its own. Axonotmesis - takes months for recovery and recovery is variable. Neurotmesis - most severe injury and nerve may never recover unless surgically repaired. Recent procedure - within days, you could perhaps benefit by a tapering steroid rx lie a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak. Os eval and track. Read more...
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...

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

Hard to say. Everyone heals differently, and it is not known what type of damage your nerve sustained. The dentist or surgeon who is treating you should be able to answer your questions and provide post operative medications and/or therapy to help along the healing process. Read more...
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...

While I had my wisdom teeth extracted I suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?

Very hard to say. Your oral surgeon or neurologist is best prepared to answer this question for you based on their knowledge of your injury. Follow their directions and take any medications that may be prescribed. It can take a few months depending on the extent of the damage. Read more...
Serious problem. Lingual nerve injury is a serious problem. See an oral surgery faculty person at one of the local dental schools. UCSF or UOP. Read more...

What do you suggest if my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?

If you believe that nerve damage occurred this needs to be evaluated sooner than later. The longer you what damage may become permanent . If you believe that nerve damage occurred this needs to be evaluated sooner than later. The longer you what damage may become permanent . Read more...
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...