There can be times when a dentist will have to perform a difficult wisdom tooth extraction. This may result in a condition known as paresthesia (possible nerve damage). It is a good idea to take a look at some important observations to appreciate such a situation.

– Most numbness or tingling will be transient in nature.

– Damage may be permanent on very rare occasions.

– During most wisdom tooth removals, the nerve is not affected.

“The wisdom teeth are located close to a major nerve that runs through the jaw.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.