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Surgery for damaged nerves?

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Posted by: amalgm88  (9 years ago)
Hello there,

About a year ago, I had my wisdom tooth on the lower right side of my mouth extracted. I was told that the tooth was too close to the nerve but I still have it pulled. Until now, I still don’t have any feeling on that area. Is there any solution to this? I was wondering if there was any surgery that could be done to repair the nerve that was damaged during the extraction. Thank you.
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Hello there,

About a year ago, I had my wisdom tooth on the lower right side of my mouth extracted. I was told that the tooth was too close to the nerve but I still have it pulled. Until now, I still don’t have any feeling on that area. Is there any solution to this? I was wondering if there was any surgery that could be done to repair the nerve that was damaged during the extraction. Thank you.


Microsurgery to rejoin nerve ends can sometimes produce results. It is a specialized surgery usually only done in big medical centers with teaching facilities. But to tell you the truth, I would wait another six months before considering such surgery.
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: amalgm88  (9 years ago)
That's great to know! I would definitely go for this if I could not regain my sensations back in that area.
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Unfortunately, there is a "catch 22" situation here. Microsurgery has the best chance of success if it is done as soon as possible. But we never know if the nerves will recover and get normal sensation back until several months have passed. If you are getting any tiny tingling sensation at all, then things may improve from there. On the other hand, if the area is still totally numb, then I am afraid that the chances of getting normal sensation back are very low. And because it's been a year since your surgery, the chances of microsurgery being successful are also very low. Were you warned about this possibility before you had your wisdom tooth removed? Were you fully aware of the chances of total permanent numbness. Did you sign a disclaimer to that effect? If not, then you may have a case against the dentist for failure to inform, and you should consult a malpractice attorney.
More info at www.dental-health-advice.com/numb-tongue.html
and www.dental-health-advice.com/dental-malpractice.html
Richard from www.dental-health-advice.com
Posted 9 years ago
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