Wisdom tooth on the nerve

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Is it your lower right wisdom tooth? The trijeminal nerve runs along that area. I was having a lot of lower jaw pain. At the time I thought it was my tooth, which needed to come out (failed root canal - I learned the hard way that there is a reason there are specialists) but now I wonder if it was a ms symptom I had the tooth removed in february 09 and had optic neuritis in February 10 which lead to my ms dx.
Prior to extraction the dentist should have evaluated the proximity to the nerve, and avoided the extraction if that was the case. Having a partially numb or tingley lip is better than a completely numb lip. It means that part of the nerve is working and should recover. Check back in with your dentist or oral surgeon. Good luck.
My daughter had her lower wisdom teeth extracted and the doctor informed us the nerve was severed on the left because the nerve was growing through the roots. She has no feeling in her lower jaw, lips. She drools when she eats and smiles crooked now. Are there procedures to fix the problem?
I recommend you question the surgeon as to specifically why he feels the risks are so high in this case. It is most likely due to the appearance of the closeness of the tooth to the nerve on xray. It is always reasonable to seek another opinion in complex surgery. You may also ask if a CAT scan is appropriate to both help the surgeon and more specifically address the risks. I hope this is helpful to you. Good luck.
I was forced into it, as the wisdom tooth was impacted, laying sidewise, grafting to the jaw bone that was less on the right than the left, the nerve was wrapped around the roots, and there was a cyst growing over it all, that was getting larger after watching it for 2 years. The surgery was not bad, they did peel my gums away, get the tooth, and reattach my gums. I also had a hole in the back. The os told me that he kept my tooth, as the nerve had worn grooves into the root of the tooth.
On 18th Aug '08 I had 4 wisdom teeth removed under G.A. at a UK hospital. The operation took 90 mins. Over the next 7 to 10 days I had intense pain, facial swelling/bruising and most worryingly very strong numbness and pain to the left hand side/front of my tongue and under my chin. Between Aug and Oct '08 I attended the hospital with regards to the numbness. I still had intense numbness in the left hand side of my tongue as well as under my chin.
They way want to give some antibiotic you may have some swelling around the lingual nerve causing the pain and numbness. Best of luck.
Around six months later I began to get new muscle/nerve syptoms on the same side, muscle pulling, heaviness, and sensations. I can also see the change on that side of my face. The feeling even goes into my neck and it is growing stronger. Is it possible that these newer progressive symptoms are related to the earlier tooth removal?
Hi Dr Kirsch, I've emailed you a couple of times, and hoping I can ask a further question on my mom's injury. She had a wisdom tooth extraction in March, and has had numbness in her tongue ever since. She just had a CT scan done to rule out any other factors (ie tumors), and that is fine. This numbness is really causing her tremendous anxiety.
But, I had a nasty bacteria (smelly) in the wisdom tooth that would not go away after a couple of rounds of PCN and special rinses. Why does the numbness increase at night? It feels like a burning in my chin at night and occasional sharp-electrical like pain in other teeth on the side for a split second or two. I have to sleep with a couple of pillows or this is worse. During the day it is not as bad. I am taking Advil 400-600mg q.
I told them of the pain in my jaw as they were yanking and pulling but they said the bottom right was on a nerve and that was what was causing the pain. They sent me home and three days after the extractions, I noticed a very hard bump in my lower right jaw about an inch from my mouth that was hot and tender to the touch. I called them and they said it was probably muscles that were just tense and to keep taking my pain meds.
Hi, Hoping you can help me....my mother just had her lower wisdom tooth removed in the hopes it would alleviate some pain she's been having in her jaw, also because her jaw does not open very wide. The surgery was 10 days ago, she is still in pain, and has experienced numbness that has not gone away. Her right side of her tongue is still numb. She was not told there was a possibility that the numbness could be permanent until "after" her surger.
Is it definately an infection? or could it just be irritated because the other wisdom tooth on the opposite side is now trying to make its way through my gum? as for sinus problems, how bad can they be? Your comment was really helpful, thank you.
I just had my 4 impacted wisdom teeth pulled a week ago and ever since the surgery I have had numbness in my lower lip on the left side. Also, my front teeth on the bottom left feel like they are numb/loose. Is this common? I figured that a nerve was bruised but how long does it normally take on average for a nerve to heal? Will this be permanent? Thank you for any feedback or past experiences posted.
for the surgeon to remove the tooth while avoiding or minimizing the risk of trauma to the nerve. The procedure you have described sounds like a Coronectomy. This is the intentional removal of the crown of a tooth while leaving the roots in the bone. This is a procedure that we may recommend to a patient where the risks of nerve injury are high and leaving the tooth is not a good option. I have some information on my website http://www.njcenteros.com/_client_setup/CoronectomyCrownRemoval.
But my jaw want let me open my mouth all the way and then the nerve start messing with my ear give me a headache and mess with my eyes have anyone every been through this. The swelling has went down also.
Last Tuesday I had a 2 teeth taken out on my lower jaw on my left side. I had a wisdom tooth and a molar tooth taken out both in one go. Ever since the surgery, I have suffered excruciating pain! Even when taking ibuprofen, the pain still continues. I have tried the strongest paracetamols and ibuprofens, but it doesn't seem to help much. What are my options? I am also suffering constant bad breath (I am constantly able to taste a very nasty discharge from one of the sockets).
I have one wisdom tooth up top that is fully emerged and had plenty of room to come out. But now the lower wisdom tooth on the same side is emerging and there is not enough room down there! I keep biting the inside of my cheek and it appears to be slightly emerging into the side of my cheek. The pain has been going on 3 days now and it is getting difficult to eat. My big concern is that I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 2-month-old baby and she will not take a bottle.
My husband recently had his two lower wisdom teeth extracted by a dentist in a Mexican border town. He complained that the dental surgeon used unnecessary force in removing the tooth on the left side and worries that he may have nerve damage. His lower lip and the area beneath his mouth is numb and he says it feels very tight at times. Is it likely he has damage to the mental nerve? Who would we go see to diagnose? Another dentist?
I was referred to this oral surgeon by the dentist who injured my nerve. The oral surgeons care plan will be wait 3 weeks for the nerve to possibly fire on their own, in the mean time do nothing but wait it out. He suggested i get a mouth guard for night time so i wont continue to keep biting myself. he said the left side of my tongue looked like hamburger.
The TMJ specialist has given me the injections hoping by treating the inflammation around the nerve that the nerve would have room to move/heal. The deep muscle therapist feels there is scar tissue around the nerve that needs to be broken down. He uses a combination of ultrasound and deep tissue massage (which is no picnic).
I've been continuously putting a hot pack on my face to help with the remaining swelling and discomfort around the extraction site but also to relieve the annoyance of the cold numb area. Is it Ok to do this? Is applying heat the wrong thing to do or should I be careful not to do it too often - am I at risk of causing more damage?
Went to wisdom tooth dentist, he said I should not remove tooth b/c the nerve is too close and I could do damage. Of course if I'm in pain, then they will remove it. The restorative dentist then went ahead with the crown prep, but warned me several times that they wouldn't be able to take out the wisdom tooth. They did take a panoramic xray and I did see the nerve, extremely close to the wisdom tooth. It also appeared to be pushing the molar.
There are tubes called ‘Eustachian tubes’ which connect the middle ear to the throat, this balances the air pressure in the ears. This tube can get blocked due to infections of the throat, which can give lead to a feeling of fullness in the ears. This can also result in infection of the ears. Decongestants, steroid nasal sprays and antihistamine medications may help clear the tubes and facilitate drainage.
To this day, I cannot eat right, sleep well, and or talk for long or short periods of time without being in excruciating pain. The glands on the right side of my face ( submandibular level 2 ) have been swolllen since the extraction also. Im being told that it is from the "inflamation " in my Trigeminal nerve. I would really like to know exactlly what the butcher did to my nerve .
I'd get a book by Clair Davies (it is a trigger point manual) and go to town on the scalene muscles in your neck, and the pec muscles in your chest. Also do the appropriate stretches for these muscles (doorway stretches are great). Tightness of the pec minor muscle can cause symptoms in the 4th 5th fingers, for instance.
Two were in my upper rear palate and two felt like they were were straight back into my jaw). The left wisdom tooth came out no problem. The right tooth took the surgeon longer and gave him trouble. Once I returned home and the Novocain wore off, my right upper eyelid has been twitching. It is visible to the naked eye when it is happening. It happens roughly every 15 minutes and more so when I can watching TV or reading.
Im getting my wisdom teeth out in three weeks, and i get pain and pressure on the top back of my head. Hot and cold directly on my head makes it worse, and my sinuses are stuffed due to one tooth being up against my sinus nerve. Is there any way to calm the pressure down, its so hard to work in an office on the computer and trying to focus??? Should I be worried bout the anesthietic?
he had put an imense amount of pressure on my jaw when he was extracting my tooth, he was hanging on my head to try to get the tooth out, all along the extraction tool slipping of my tooth, and cracking into the other teeth in my mouth...!!!! ATYPICAL FACIAL PAIN is nerve damage right? my jaw /face muscles spasm, and my throat muscles spasm sooo bad it hurts...when i talk, it hurts more.....my teeth throb, and my gums feel like they are on fire!!! this is a nightmare...!!!! DR.
Then to get it re filled first. I had Xray taken of wisdom, but its 8wk for the 3D Xray, I am in UK on nhs side. The dentist that originally referred me to hospital is a new dentist I have joined, this dentist did not orig put in my old filling, its been in there a few years now. Surgeon is also making me a grinding thing to wear at night in case its that and not the wisdom tooth, I know they taking all precautions but I feel they don't know what it is. Its like guessing games really.
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