Can wisdom teeth removal cause facial paralysis?

No. The nerves that are at risk for damage are the inferior alveolar, lingual, and facial nerves. These are sensory nerves, not motor nerves. Which means that there are some risks of loss of sensation or parasthesia, although minor. Paralysis implies loss of motor function or movement. This isn't a risk for wisdom teeth removal.
Rarely. Sorry, i mistakenly thought the facial parasthesia when i anwered this question. Also, one of my patient did get paralysis after wisdom teeth extraction by my oral surgeon which made me think it is not uncommon. Other doctors are absolutely right, the mortor function is rarely, if not impossible, damaged by normal wisdom teeth extraction.
Not likely... Because the nerves supplying the facial muscles do not come anywhere near the wisdom teeth, facial paralysis is not generally considered to be a risk of wisdom tooth extraction. However, the lower wisdom teeth are often located very near to the nerve that supplies sensation to the lower lip and chin, so postoperative loss of sensation of variable duration is a risk of lower wisdom tooth extraction.

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Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

Hard to connect. Not aware of how these could be connected. Need to consider more information to figure this out. Read more...
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...

Can Wisdom Teeth Removal Cause a Thinning of the Face?

No, but... If you have a complicated surgery and are forced to have a liquid or soft food diet for a while, or you don't feel like eating for a while after surgery then your face may thin a bit from reduced calorie intake. Read more...

Can upper wisdom teeth removal cause swelling?

Yes. Any tooth removal can cause swelling. If you are swollen, call your dentist for an exam. You may have an infection. Read more...
Yes. Yes, but usually much less than lowers. For best results, make sure your wisdom teeth are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. Read more...
Yes. Upper(Maxillary) Wisdom teeth removal can cause swelling after surgery. Any time you have any type of surgery there is a possibility of pain and swelling postoperatively and wisdom teeth are no exception. The amount varies from person to person and is also related to the difficulty of the surgery itself. Some surgeons use medications which can help decrease the amount of swelling postoperatively. Read more...
Yes. Whether or not you have swelling after the removal of your upper wisdom teeth may depend on several factors, i.e., impacted vs erupted, the level of difficulty in removing them, experience and technique of the person removing them, any meds given at the time of surgery, quality of postop instructions provided and followed, and your facial profile. Read more...

Can wisdom teeth removal cause nerve damage?

Rare complication. But it does happen from time to time, through no fault of the surgeon. There are always some slight risks from any surgical procedure. Discuss your concerns with your oral surgeon. Read more...
Rare. Very rate. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral surgeon. Read more...

I have red dots on my soft palate and I can sometimes feel them. This started after my wisdom teeth removal. What cause be causing them?

Red dots. "Red dots" is not a diagnosis, merely a description, so can't tell without an examination. Assuming it was an Oral Surgeon who removed your wisdom teeth, anything pathological would have been noted at the time of your surgery. Return to the Oral Surgeon to have your red dots examined. Read more...

Can wisdom teeth removal make your face narrower?

No. If they are erupted (in your mouth) they do not support your cheeks and facial contour at all. If they are impacted (buried) obviously they have no impact on your facial shape. Read more...

I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Not abnormal. It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. Read more...
Not uncommon. Swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and sides of the face is not uncommon. This is a normal reaction by the body to surgery and will help with healing process. Good luck. Read more...