Wisdom teeth removal nerve damage

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Avatar n tn It would be impossible to have nerve damage to your upper jaw following routine removal of lower wisdom teeth. However, several other possibilities may exist. You should contact your surgeon to discuss your symptoms. Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.
868998 tn?1239598812 What is the hard knots? Is it tissue inflammed? Is the nerve damage causing the knots or are the knots keeping the nerve from healing? How can it be corrected? Is there anything I can do to help correct this matter? Should I see another Oral Surgeon or continue with this guy? Does insurance pay for another Dr. s opinion on the matter? I just need someone to talk to me and tell me what is happening. What do I need to do to get rid of the knots?
Avatar n tn org/posts/Dental-Health/Wisdom-teeth-removal-and-front-tooth-pain/show/421644 I got my wisdom teeth removed about 5 days ago and since then the only real lasting pain has been in my front teeth, and around the gums in that area. I've been flossing, brushing and rinsing like crazy to no avail. The person in the query linked above got an answer that suggested his problem had nothing to do with getting his wisdom teeth extracted, but it seems that another person also had this same problem post-op.
Avatar m tn I agree with Gellila. When I had my wisdome teeth out I had one that was very close to the nerve (looking via xray) and so I had a couple options, I chose for it to still be removed knowing if he accidentally nicked the nerve I would have some numbing in my lower right jaw/face (lip and chin) and that's what happened. It did get better in time though - the numbness I felt a few days post removal is worse than it was a few months later.
Avatar n tn Three and a half months ago, I had all four wisdom teeth removed. The teeth were vertically impacted with the roots of the teeth above the nerve line. The surgeon expected an easier than average procedure. The extraction when smoothly except that I've had continued numbness in my bottom lip and gums on the left side. It has not improved with time. In my latest follow up, I was told that this numbness might be permanent. I have a few questions: 1) What are the long term effects?
Avatar n tn Overall rates of permanent nerve damage following wisdom tooth removal are certainly normally much lower. 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.
Avatar m tn just got my wisdom teeth removed around 6 days ago. my bottom teeth were impacted, which caused overcrowding of my front teeth (they became crooked) Anyways, 3 days after, i started to realize this pressure like feeling.. it feels like a tightening band around my four front teeth, kinda how it feels after you had your braces tightened. the pressure can get pretty intense sometimes. has anyone experienced this before?
Avatar m tn Hi, I am 28 year old male who has 4 impacted wisdom teeth (horizontal impaction for the lower teeth, diagonally impacted for the upper teeth) and I am thinking of getting my wisdom teeth extracted since my dentist says that the impaction may cause problems later on.
Avatar m tn was forming around it and that eventually it would need to be removed or a cyst would form. He said that there is a high probability of permanent nerve damage if it were fully extracted and recommended that only the upper half of the tooth be removed. Is this a good option and are there any unforeseen complications of this procedure?
Avatar n tn I had nerve damage after getting my wisdom teeth removed a year ago, tingling/ electrical feel in my cheek when I touched my face. 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?
Avatar n tn Additional info - I was also told that my bite had shifted significantly from the wisdom teeth removal so my dentist adjusted my bite twice by grounding down my upper and lower teeth. I have also been fit for a bite guard because I tend to clench my jaw at night. The pain I have is constant, stabbing and aching.
1868815 tn?1412545357 HI, The wisdom teeth are situated deep in the jaw and hence their removal can lead to a lot of inflammation and indurations. It can cause pain and swelling, and associated headache and jaw pain. Locked jaw occurs because of involvement of the TMJ joint in the jaw. This however corrects spontaneously and forceful opening of the mouth should be avoided. Consult your Doctor. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations.
Avatar f tn How would getting my wisdom teeth removed mean for nursing? Is it safe to nurse while taking the post-removal pain medication? Can they just use Novicaine or must they use something stronger? How long does the surgery take (as my baby nurses every 2-3 hours)? I have to wait until after Christmas to call a dentist since no one will be available until after the holiday. In fact I don't even have a dentist in this area so who knows how long I will have to endure this pain.
Avatar f tn Nerve damage as a complication of wisdom tooth extraction or dental injection. You can read about the particulars on http://www.animated-teeth.com/wisdom_teeth/t7-wisdom-tooth-paresthesia.htm Sorry to hear this is bothering you for almost 3 years. Apparently you can either damage or sever a nerve. and as it's been such a long time, it could be the latter. I think you should seek out a new dentist.
Avatar n tn I have never seen anyone with permanent nerve damage from an IV. I have seen nerve injuries from arterial lines though.
Avatar n tn I had 3 wisdom teeth removed about 2 weeks ago. 1 was impacted. 2 days post op I was in extreme pain which happened to be a dry socket and I went to the oral surgeon and he put in a dressing which did help with the pain somewhat. The following day, he took it out and put in another one which he left in for 3 days before removing it. 1 week later, the pain in my jaw was not as bad as before, but i was still experiencing pain and my gums were very sore and irritated probably due to the dressing.
Avatar n tn Hi shar03! I am in no way a "certified" dental expert, however, when someone (myself included) spends countless hours on the internet trying to find the source of a "smell problem", you tend to learn a thing or two..... Anyway, it sounds to me that you MAY have what's called "impacted wisdom teeth." It's where your wisdom tooth/teeth are stuck between open and close in your gum.
Avatar n tn I had 2 wisdom teeth extracted on nov 20th. Number 1 was taken to save the tooth next to it(recommended by my dentist-asap) The other one was recommended by the oral surgeon (to whom I was referred) Although there was no immediate problem, the doctor thought one might happen later - sometime.
Avatar m tn The dental surgeon specializes in wisdom teeth and he told me I will almost definitely have permanent numbness in my jaw and tongue after the surgery since the tooth has been there so long and more than likely has grown in and around the main nerve. He does not want to chance doing the surgery and now has me scared to go to another dental surgeon who may say he is willing to do it. I have been in pain for almost two weeks with it now.
Avatar m tn Impacted wisdom tooth might be serious at any stage, so you may consider about removal of wisdom teeth. Wisdom tooth can cause some risky dental issues such as pericoronitis, tooth decay, gum disease, periapical infection, etc. Also it can damage the structure of the jawbone. So, don’t delay and contact dentist as soon as possible. Treatment: • Extraction of wisdom tooth. • Radiotherapy. • Reconstruction surgery for impacted jawbone.
Avatar n tn Secondly, what are the statistics for damage to the lingual and inferior alveolar nerves during removal of impacted wisdom teeth. Thirdly, just because my wisdom teeth are impacted, do I definitely need them out or will good oral hygeine and being careful of infections help prevent the need for their removal.
748543 tn?1463449675 Dental Occlusion must be synchronized with healthy Mandibular Function as it relates to a healthy head position and by extension a healthy posture. So why are teeth/occlusion so important for posture? In simple terms incorrect posture is due to a twisted spine, which barring accidents or skeletal abnormalities- like a short leg, is due to an incorrect position of the skull.