How effective are repair operations of lingual nerve damage from impacted wisdom tooth surgery after 4 months of injury? Which operation is the best?

Ineffective. If, after a reasonable course of steroids, the patient reports decreased sensation and pain consistent with neuronal injury, neuropathic pain medications should then be considered. After 4 month the surgery is already known to be ineffective. See orofacial pain specialist for neuropathic pain management.

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What is the best repair operation4 lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth surgery? Isit effective after4 monthsof injury? I've got burning&painin tongue

Did you try meds? The lingual nerve is in a very difficult place to access surgically (almost impossible) without creating more problems. Have you by tied a course of steroid therapy to reduce the amount of nerve inflammation caused by our wisdom tooth surgery? That should be your first course of action, followed by possibly the injection of some meds at the injury site. Try to avoid surgery! Read more...

Does Alpha Lipioc acid treat burning and pain in tongue from lingual nerve damage after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Not clear. Alpha lipioc acid supplementation has been studied in burning mouth syndrome which appears to act like neuropathic pain but is not due to frank lingual nerve damage. It may possible help and unlikely will be harmful. It may be worth a try for you. . Read more...

Any medications 4 burning and pain in tongue from lingual nerve damage after impacted wisdom tooth surgery? It's been 4 months now. Do steroids work?

Neuropathic pain. is one of the most challenging and complex pain syndromes. Corticosteroids are also classified as multipurpose analgesics. Their use has been recommended in diverse types of pain including neuropathic pain resulting from compression of neural structures. When corticosteroids are administered over a long period of time, serious side effects can occur and their use requires careful consideration. Read more...
You need repair . You need to see a nerve Repaire specialist ,an oral surgeon who specialist in nerve damage diagnosis and Repaire . Steroids are only a temporary solution . Read more...

Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Possibly. Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth. If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, then bone removal for access is always necessary. Read more...
Often. Impacted teeth can be soft tissue only, but commonly are partial or complete bony impacted meaning, yes bone would have to be removed to get them out. It is very common for some bone to need to be removed when surgically taking out wisdom teeth. Ask your provider about the process if you are interested. Read more...
Sometimes. Depending on the type of impaction, some bone can be lost. Today with the quality of bone grafting material and the success rate we achieve, i recommend bone grafting to most patients who are having extractions. Read more...

How long does it to heal after impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Days to weeks. Symptoms of pain and fullness in the affected region usually subside in a few days with appropriate pain medications, but the actual healing of the gum tissue takes a few weeks to seal. Read more...
Many variables. So much in dental treatment depends on the patient, their pain tolerance as well as the type of extraction, ie; bony, or ankylosed. A surgeon's skill, touch & the way they do a surgery. Great hands with a patient who follows all of the home care directions can lead to a very positive result with very little pain. With all the variables, healing could be rapid or could last weeks. Meds can help. Read more...
Depends. If no bone was removed, maybe just a couple of weeks. If bone needed to be removed to clear the impaction it could take 2 or 3 times longer. Read more...