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Complication of wisdom tooth extractions - paraesthesia?
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: One of the risks
Paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the potential risks associated with the removal of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth.
Factors affecting the risk may include the position and stage of development of the impacted tooth, as well as the skill level and technique of the dentist and/or surgeon.

In brief: One of the risks
Paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the potential risks associated with the removal of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth.
Factors affecting the risk may include the position and stage of development of the impacted tooth, as well as the skill level and technique of the dentist and/or surgeon.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Peter Susanin
Dentistry - Periodontics
In brief: Possible paresthesia
Removal of lower wisdom teeth that are in proximity to the mandibular canal can have the possibility of causing temporary or permanent paresthesia or numbness.
They are situation independent.

In brief: Possible paresthesia
Removal of lower wisdom teeth that are in proximity to the mandibular canal can have the possibility of causing temporary or permanent paresthesia or numbness.
They are situation independent.
Dr. Peter Susanin
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Paresthesia
is a rarer complication of wisdom teeth extraction.
See your surgeon for post-op evaluation and a proper parasthesia treatment as early as possible. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome.

In brief: Paresthesia
is a rarer complication of wisdom teeth extraction.
See your surgeon for post-op evaluation and a proper parasthesia treatment as early as possible. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Can be
May be permanent or transient.
The nerve takes the longest time to heal, so patience is paramount. Typically you feel improvement over time. This indicates that the healing process is proceeding. Good luck.

In brief: Can be
May be permanent or transient.
The nerve takes the longest time to heal, so patience is paramount. Typically you feel improvement over time. This indicates that the healing process is proceeding. Good luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Possible
The root of the mandibular wisdom tooth is usually the closest tooth to the inferior alveolar nerve which is supplies sensory sensation to the lower jaw.
Depending on the position of the wisdom tooth in relationship to the nerve, as well as the techniques used to remove the wisdom tooth, as well as other teeth, paresthesia, or altered sensation to an area the nerve supplies can occur.

In brief: Possible
The root of the mandibular wisdom tooth is usually the closest tooth to the inferior alveolar nerve which is supplies sensory sensation to the lower jaw.
Depending on the position of the wisdom tooth in relationship to the nerve, as well as the techniques used to remove the wisdom tooth, as well as other teeth, paresthesia, or altered sensation to an area the nerve supplies can occur.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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