Wisdom teeth removal nerve damage

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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 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 If it does start causing problems, it could damage the roots of the teeth in front of them, resulting in damage and possible removal of both the wisdom tooth and the tooth in front of it. It just depends on how the infection occurs and where it spreads. Bone shards can hurt but can also be easily fixed by removing them. They also can fall out on their own if you're patient enough.
Avatar m tn t say for sure whether or not it was necessary because its a judgement call from the doctor on how comfortable he feels reading the 2D picture and being able to remove the wisdom teeth. There is a risk of nerve damage from wisdom teeth extractions.
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.
1757114 tn?1312651561 Normally people removes their wisdom teeth just for the growth for other teeth. Wisdom teeth has no function in our dental structure. So I suggest you meet your dentist to remove your wisdom teeth.
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.
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 n tn Do wisdom teeth effect the inner ear?
660300 tn?1224790361 well here I am, almost a year later, an MRI done, to find out that severe nerve damage was done when they took out my right wisdom tooth. I was awake for the entire procedure, I know there were things that could have been done differently. It is a very difficlut thing to deal with... they told me that if you do not have feeling back within 6 months the likelihood that you will ever get it back is pretty slim. Please contact me if you have any questions...
Avatar n tn I have delayed this because my dentist said the the way my wisdom teeth are situated removal could cause some permanent nerve damage to my lower jaw area. I am going to my pcp on Monday again because I am disturbed about this constant pain and tremors. I was going to ask him about getting a ct scan. I had a normal dental appt on Monday but they did not do xrays just cleaning.
Avatar n tn s been 10 years for me now since I had the lower left wisdom tooth removal and I still have the lingual nerve damage. I deal with the zing tingling of my tongue and lower left side of my mouth every day. I am still holding on for hope that miraculously one day I will awake and it will be better. My dentist says, "As long as it's tingling that is a good sign that the nerve is trying to reconnect itself." So hope is all I have to hold onto. This is an aweful experience indeed.
Avatar m tn 1) Timing - you can choose when you have the surgery instead of waiting for the pain/infection to start and then rushing to get the surgery done.
Avatar n tn Post-op pain from the removal of your wisdom teeth should not last that long. When they extract the wisdom teeth, they are pretty close to a facial nerve and facial muscles, so it can very well be a problem with the muscle being damaged/torn. Though the wholes where the teeth were are usually present for a long time and can become infected. I'd talk to the oral surgeon who did the extractions. Good luck.
Avatar f tn -) I had to have my wisdom teeth removed. But since I not sure exactly what about your teeth is bothering you so much, I can't really offer much help. Care to share? I have a few great tips!!!
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 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 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.