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Inferior alveolar nerve injury...Is there a cure/treatment? About 2 weeks ago during full mouth extraction for dentures my oral surgeon injured my inferior alveolar nerve, leaving me with total numbness on the left lower lip, chin, gums, inside cheek. Doe
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Dr. James Vito
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Time
Provided the nerve was not severed it may take up to six to eight months to regain the sensation and feeling back following healing of the nerve.

In brief: Time
Provided the nerve was not severed it may take up to six to eight months to regain the sensation and feeling back following healing of the nerve.
Dr. James Vito
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Time
This kind of numbness is one of the complications of full mouth exrtactions and nature usually restores feeling.
.. Give it time, and experience has shown that up to six months is a reasonable time for nerve healing.

In brief: Time
This kind of numbness is one of the complications of full mouth exrtactions and nature usually restores feeling.
.. Give it time, and experience has shown that up to six months is a reasonable time for nerve healing.
Dr. Robert Tupac
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Dr. Andrew Slavin
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It
It depends on the injury.
If the surgeon has said that the nerve is intact but bruised, the sensation will likely return as the swelling resolves. If he feels that he cut the nerve, it should be repaired as soon as possible.

In brief: It
It depends on the injury.
If the surgeon has said that the nerve is intact but bruised, the sensation will likely return as the swelling resolves. If he feels that he cut the nerve, it should be repaired as soon as possible.
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Dr. Sunook Hwang
Dentistry
In brief: It's
It's unfortunate that it happened to you.
Believe it or not, in the field of oral surgery and extraction, this is not uncommon.Nerve injury ( inferior alveolar ) could come with a few different degrees of severity. If the nerve was severed, regeneration of it rarely happens. Having said that, it's hard to know if the nerve is just traumatized and show the symptom or it's been actually cut. Most of the time, after sometime, the numbness goes away as the nerve heals itself if it's a simple case of trauma. Go back to see the surgeon for follow up and i wish you good luck.

In brief: It's
It's unfortunate that it happened to you.
Believe it or not, in the field of oral surgery and extraction, this is not uncommon.Nerve injury ( inferior alveolar ) could come with a few different degrees of severity. If the nerve was severed, regeneration of it rarely happens. Having said that, it's hard to know if the nerve is just traumatized and show the symptom or it's been actually cut. Most of the time, after sometime, the numbness goes away as the nerve heals itself if it's a simple case of trauma. Go back to see the surgeon for follow up and i wish you good luck.
Dr. Sunook Hwang
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Patience
Most often, this reverses itself.
May take a long time, during which you will slowly feel sensation come back. About 30 years ago i had this happen with a patient (we knew it was risky) and it took 6 months to return to normal, but it did. Remember the nerve tissue is the most complex in the body, and therefore takes the longest to heal. Make sure your dentures stay properly adjusted.

In brief: Patience
Most often, this reverses itself.
May take a long time, during which you will slowly feel sensation come back. About 30 years ago i had this happen with a patient (we knew it was risky) and it took 6 months to return to normal, but it did. Remember the nerve tissue is the most complex in the body, and therefore takes the longest to heal. Make sure your dentures stay properly adjusted.
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