Wisdom tooth on the nerve

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1218873_tn?1300094816 is it your lower right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span>? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_m_tn Prior to extraction the dentist should have evaluated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> proximity to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> nerve, and avoided <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> extraction if that was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn my daughter had her lower wisdom teeth extracted and the doctor informed us the nerve was severed on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> left because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> nerve was growing through <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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?
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> appearance of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> closeness of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_n_tn I was forced into it, as the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> was impacted, laying sidewise, grafting to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> jaw bone that was less on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> right than <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn Around six months later I began to get new muscle/nerve syptoms on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> same side, muscle pulling, heaviness, and sensations. I Can also see <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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?
Avatar_f_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> 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.
521505_tn?1212050110 But, I had a nasty bacteria (smelly) in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> 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.
Avatar_m_tn Clove oil is a very good option to help ease toothache, but you need to be careful when applying it as it Can burn the gums. With regard to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> question of how long Can <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> pain last - this all depends on how close to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> sensory nerve the procedure got to. As a younger person I had a very deep filling (not a root Canal one) and the pain lasted for 6 months before settling down.
Avatar_n_tn I told them of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> pain in my jaw as they were yanking and pulling but they said <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn Hi, Hoping you Can help me....my mother just had her lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> removed in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> left side. Also, my front teeth on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_m_tn for the surgeon to remove <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> while avoiding or minimizing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> risk of trauma to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> nerve. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
1868815_tn?1412545357 But my jaw want let me open my mouth all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> way and then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn Last Tuesday I had a 2 teeth taken out on my lower jaw on my left side. I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> and a molar <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> taken out both in one go. Ever since <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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).
Avatar_f_tn I have one wisdom tooth up top that is fully emerged and had plenty of room to come out. But now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_m_tn my husband recently had his two lower wisdom teeth extracted by a dentist in a MexiCan border town. He complained that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> dental surgeon used unnecessary force in removing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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?
Avatar_n_tn I was referred to this oral surgeon by the dentist who injured my nerve. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> oral surgeons care plan will be wait 3 weeks for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn the TMJ specialist has given me the injections hoping by treating <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> inflammation around <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> nerve that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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).
Avatar_n_tn I've been continuously putting a hot pack on my face to help with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> remaining swelling and discomfort around <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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?
Avatar_f_tn Went to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> dentist, he said I should not remove <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> b/c <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_m_tn there are tubes called ‘Eustachian tubes’ which connect <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> middle ear to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> throat, this balances <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> air pressure in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
467070_tn?1224628977 To this day, I Cannot eat right, sleep well, and or talk for long or short periods of time without being in excruciating pain. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> glands on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> right side of my face ( submandibular level 2 ) have been swolllen since <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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 .
Avatar_n_tn I'd get a book by Clair Davies (it is a trigger point manual) and go to town on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> scalene muscles in your neck, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> pec muscles in your chest. Also do <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_m_tn Two were in my upper rear palate and two felt like they were were straight back into my jaw). <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> came out no problem. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
467070_tn?1224628977 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> out, all along <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> extraction tool slipping of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span>, and cracking into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn then to get it re filled first. I had Xray taken of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>dom</span>, but its 8wk for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 3D Xray, I am in UK on nhs side. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span></span> 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.