Could a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Result in Nerve Damage?

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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