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How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The lip will not be paralyzed.
However, there is low risk of lower lip numbness or tongue numbness from a wisdom tooth extraction. The sensation usually feels "heavy".

In brief: No

The lip will not be paralyzed.
However, there is low risk of lower lip numbness or tongue numbness from a wisdom tooth extraction. The sensation usually feels "heavy".
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: One of the risks

Nerve damage is one of the risks of wisdom tooth extraction.
Please see this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/wisdom-tooth-extraction/my01212.

In brief: One of the risks

Nerve damage is one of the risks of wisdom tooth extraction.
Please see this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/wisdom-tooth-extraction/my01212.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No droop lip

The nerve damage after a wisdom tooth is extracted is called a paraesthesia.
It could be temporary and healed after several months. However it could be permanent. It usually does not result in droopy lip.

In brief: No droop lip

The nerve damage after a wisdom tooth is extracted is called a paraesthesia.
It could be temporary and healed after several months. However it could be permanent. It usually does not result in droopy lip.
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