Wisdom teeth extraction nerve damage

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Avatar m tn i have recently had a wisdom tooth extraction and i am experiencing numbness in the right half of my bottom lip and chin as well pain in my teeth on that side. the oral surgeon wants me to wait a month to monitor the progress. the wisdom tooth was impacted and i have recently found out that increases the chances of numbness. needless to say i am worried about the situation especially knowing that it could possibly permanent. Is surgery to repair the nerve an option? what should i do?
Avatar n tn Kirsch On Nov 27 I e-mailed a question concerning a wisdom tooth extraction that has left numbness( now 8 days past surgery date) in my lower lip, teeth, and chin on the left side. I neglected to mention that my age is 60 yrs. 11 mos. How much difference should this make in the extraction decision considering also that there was no problem with the tooth at the time. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I think the problem is with your wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth might be pushing all of your teeth in due to its growing sideways. This is causing a block and nerve damage. This ight has caused you a feel of sensitivity. Get your wisdom teeth removed.
Avatar m tn I am 34 and have a ton of crowding in my bottom teeth. I was unable to have my lower wisdom teeth removed 5 years ago because of the risk of oral nerve damage. I was told that I had a 99% chance of having permanent nerve damage so they would only remove the uppers which I had done.
Avatar f tn Highly unlikely from the extraction to get loss of sensation to the upper lip. The dry mouth and sensation could be an issue with the salivary gland which is on the cheek near the teeth in question. Or you may have a fungal infection (perhaps a side effect of antibiotics if you are taking them).
Avatar n tn Is there treament for lingual nerve damage that was bumped during the extraction of a wisdom tooth? The surgeon said the tooth was deeper than he thought and had to finish the extraction but bumped the nerve in doing so. It's been 4 years.
Avatar n tn The lower one are impacted to the point that the oral surg said there could be some nerve damage done when the teeth are extracted. what kind of problems orther than numbness would there be.
Avatar f tn Sometimes tongue movement problems also can cause pain and most often caused by nerve damage. Other reasons could be mechanical irritation/damage from rough edges of teeth, dental appliances, trauma and burn. I would suggest a careful examination by a dentist or a doctor who will evaluate all mentioned possibilities here. He/She may order blood tests to rule out other medical conditions.
Avatar m tn Sometimes when removing wisdom teeth the nerve can be slightly "bruised", causing temporary numbness/tingling. Most cases resolve in a couple weeks. Depending on the location of the wisdom teeth prior to extraction, in some cases paitents are permanently numb. 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.
Avatar n tn Three years ago,i had a wisdom tooth extraction amd i have a numb on my lower lip and cheek.It is not getting better so i am afraid that this will be permanent.My dentist (one of the best Greek doctors,well-known in dental-society,who teaches at the university) always says to me that i shall recover but i am tired waiting.Is there something to do?Yesterday i start taking B12 vitamin and doing massage in the area (i have read somewhere that maybe helps).
Avatar n tn I do not want to discourage you from seeking help from this impairment but I do want those who are researching wisdom teeth extraction to know that this does happen to people, more than you would think - I am not one in a million.
Avatar n tn in addition to the above.... the molars in front of the wisdom teeht are used as "fulcrums" by the surgeon in remvinf wisdom teeth, they are pushed on in order to elevates the wisdom teeth out of their sockets....this is very traumatic and can take a while to heal.
Avatar f tn i had a mandibular wisdom tooth extraction five days back. it was traumatic. it took an hour and a lot of bone cutting. there were two stitches. my face was swollen for four days, and there was a lot of pain. i followed all the post extraction instructions. i am still on anti biotics and anti fungals and anti inflammatories. i have two problems... 1-there is very limited mouth opening. i am eating normal food now, but with much difficulty and pain.
Avatar f tn Ever since I got my wisdom teeth taken out over a year ago, I've been getting a strange taste/smell in my throat and nose. It's not constant, but after I've had a bit of a cold or something it gets worse. It's mostly in my nose currently, and whenever I sniff I can smell it. I went to the doctor once and they prescribed a nasal spray (nasonex I believe). It helped but didn't make it go away completely.
Avatar f tn I got all 4 of wisdom teeth extracted 3 weeks back. I have pain in my temple nerves, knot on lower left jaw, swelling on both cheeks, lower lip and chin is numbed after extraction. Dentist just say wait, but I can’t bear pain in my lower front 5 teeth’s, and dentist doesn’t care to do anything. I am on ibprufen 800 3 times a day, already completed antibiotic and steroid dosage for last 2 weeks, but no improvement. Still can’t open mouth much to eat proper food and feels pain 24 by 7.
Avatar m tn In this case, extraction of wisdom tooth may prevent the risk of damaging the nerve and other fatal issue. After extraction of wisdom tooth, you should pay attention on some important things which are given below point wise, • Do not disturb the wound same day. • Rinse the mouth and brush your teeth. • Don’t take hard diet for a few days. • Try to avoid smoking and alcoholic beverages.
Avatar n tn Hi Kim, Thank you for your post about what happened to you with your tongue numbness from your wisdom teeth extraction. I had my lower left wisdom tooth removed on October 29th 2008 - and here it is, almost 2 months later - and the left bottom side of my gums and tongue are still numb. I totally understand what you mean about the loss of intimacy thing. French kissing is out - as well as other things - for us too and this is very sad indeed.
Avatar f tn Hi, most people have the wisdom teeth removed as tend to cram other teeth as we age. Not a big deal as you can have all 4 taken out at the same setting.
Avatar m tn why is this frontal teeth pain happening?. will numbness in lower left lip go away?. when i push those frontal teeth having pain with my tongue pain worsens. is the pain because of tooth shifting?. or did alveolar nerve got any damage while surgery?. please tell me.
Avatar n tn I have had all four of my wisdom teeth removed and my tongue remained numb for one month. I am a Dental Nurse and know that wisdom tooth removal can cause temporary or permenant numbness of the tongue due to damage to the lingual nerve. If you are concerned, I would recommend going back to see you Dentist.
Avatar m tn And an idiot me I had forgotten to ask him if it was due to the extraction of the wisdom teeth. And now before I came across this I did some research about it and I have found alot of things of people having the same problems with the dislocating jaw. But my absolute main question is this due to the extraction of the wisdom teeth?? Like from opening my mouth a little too wide that they done damage??? As the surgeon said himself my teeth were the most difficult he had encountered removing.
Avatar n tn you might have possibly gotten a parasthesia, however, those are pretty uncommon in the upper lip since it is hard to damage a nerve in the upper arch...
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 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.
Avatar f tn Hi, My sister removed her wisdom teeth last one and half month back. Her half tongue had lost sensation and when she does more talking then her tongue gets heavy. Her doctor said she mihgt will take 6 months to recover. I am really worried, Will it be recovered..? Is there anyone who has same problem and who recovered or not recovered from this..? Please share some information with me..I am really panic...
Avatar m tn The dentist told me before I had surgery that on of my wisdom teeth was close to a nerve and he would have to be very careful. When I woke up from surgery he said he didn't see the nerve and though he had to work to get that tooth out because it came apart, all went smoothly. I have not been able to feel my chin or my lower lip since the surgery. The dentist says wait it out.