Nerve damage can occur during a dental implant procedure if the dentist places an implant too close to a nerve, or doesn’t take reasonable care when carrying out the treatment. Dental nerve damage symptoms after dental implants can include:
- Numbness of the tongue, gum, lips or face
- Tingling or burning sensation in the tongue, gums, lips or face
- Pain or sensitivity in the area after the post-procedure healing period has passed (3-5 days)
The first thing you should do, if you suspect that nerve damage has been caused by your dental implant procedure, is to go to see a dentist as soon as possible. You can visit a different dentist if you do not wish to go back to the dentist that carried out your implant procedure.
If you suspect that your nerve damage is down to the negligence of your dentist or the poor care that you have received from them, you might be eligible to make a dental negligence compensation claim.
Contact the Dental Law Partnership today to discuss your options and potential next steps.