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Lower permanent retainer sensation

05/01/2007

Question:

What are some of the causes and solutions to sensation in the tip of the tongue, lower lip, and region just below the lower lip from a lower permanent retainer? Also, would a recent trip to the dentist for a standard teeth cleaning appointment have an affect?

Thank you.

Answer:

I do not know of any anatomic link between the tongue, lower lip, and the region just below the lower lip to a lower permanent retainer. I also do not think that these symptoms could be related to teeth cleaning.

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Response by:

Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University