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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Microsurgery on lingual nerve

06/18/2008

Question:

Our daughter had her lingual nerve severed when all four wisdom teeth were extracted. She is only 14. He says she now needs to have the surgery to reattach nerve. I am trying to find out how long this surgery usually is, and what kind of recovery period and what we should expect? If you don`t deal with this, do you know of anyone I can ask? I am so scared for her and anxious and we can`t even get in to a specialist for two and a half more weeks. Thanks so much.

Answer:

The prognosis with lingual nerve repair depends on the extent of damage, duration of injury and location of injury. Please ask your oral surgeon to make an appropriate recommendation of a surgeon near your region. The recovery depends upon the type of surgery and can only be answered after an exam and necessary tests. 

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Response by:

Likith V Reddy, MD, DDS, FACS Likith V Reddy, MD, DDS, FACS
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati