Ask your Dr. I see no reason not to do both if your doctor is up for it. I find it a bit unusual for anyone old enough to have wisdom teeth to consider this procedure (usually done in infancy). Some find it cosmeticly bothersome to have limited tongue protrusion, but if your speach is clear I wouldn't put it on a list of must haves.
Yes. These 2 treatments are exclusive of each other. While you are in the dental chair and want less visits. Do both at once.
Sure. Discuss with your Oral Surgeon. Excellent time to do it. Heal only once! Good Luck.
Hard to say. Everyone heals differently, and it is not known what type of damage your nerve sustained. The dentist or surgeon who is treating you should be able to answer your questions and provide post operative medications and/or therapy to help along the healing process.
See specialist ASAP. Very serious problem, In your area, I would recommend seeing a faculty orals surgeon at one of the NYC dental schools ASAP.
While I had my wisdom teeth extracted I suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?
Very hard to say. Your oral surgeon or neurologist is best prepared to answer this question for you based on their knowledge of your injury. Follow their directions and take any medications that may be prescribed. It can take a few months depending on the extent of the damage.
Serious problem. Lingual nerve injury is a serious problem. See an oral surgery faculty person at one of the local dental schools. UCSF or UOP.
What do you suggest if my wisdom teeth extracted and suffered lingual nerve damage. I am wondering how long before this recovers?
If you believe that nerve damage occurred this needs to be evaluated sooner than later. The longer you what damage may become permanent. If you believe that nerve damage occurred this needs to be evaluated sooner than later. The longer you what damage may become permanent.
Serious problem. Serious problem that needs to be addressed soon. Based on your location, I would recommend evaluation ASAP by the oral surgery department at one of the Philadelphia Dental Schools, either Temple or Penn. Good luck.
Can periapical xrays show location of the lingual nerve in relation to the lower wisdom teeth? Are they ever used in planning wisdom tooth extraction?
Sometimes. A panoramic full face Xray would be preferable with a full cadcam evaluation as the penultimate diagnostic aid.
Lingual nerves. Cannot be seen on a regular X-ray. They can be seen on CAT scan or MRI. But you can see the wisdom tooth position in relation to the mandibular canal assessing the risk of injury of the inferior alveolar nerve.
No and no. The lingual nerve runs in the soft tissue and would not show up on a periapical or a panorex. A panorex is usually used to visualize the jaw, sinuses, and wisdom teeth, and their relationship to the inferior alveolar nerve.