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Nerve inflammation after tooth extraction

Nerve inflammation after tooth extraction

Having a tooth extracted is usually a last resort after other treatment methods haven’t worked, and involves removing every part of the affected tooth, including the roots. You might need an extraction because a tooth is damaged beyond repair, and attempts to restore it have failed, such as with a filling or root canal procedure, or it could be that you’re having a wisdom tooth removed.

Most tooth extractions are carried out with no major issues, but there is the possibility of nerve inflammation or possibly even permanent dental nerve damage, if the procedure doesn’t go exactly to plan. If you believe that you have suffered major nerve inflammation or damage due to your dentist making mistakes or not providing an adequate standard of care to you, you might be eligible to make a dental negligence compensation claim.

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Claiming compensation for dental nerve injuries

If the nerve inflammation and injury was caused by your dentist’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The amount of money that you might be awarded for a successful dental negligence claim for nerve injuries will depend on a number of factors, such as the severity of the injury and how much it impacts your daily life, along with the length of time for which you are likely to be affected by it.

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More information about nerve inflammation after tooth extraction:

Facial nerve inflammation symptoms

Some of the symptoms of nerve inflammation after a tooth extraction may include pain and swelling that lasts longer than a couple of days after the procedure, numbness or tingling in the tongue, lip, chin, other teeth or gums. These are all signs of potential nerve damage and inflammation, which can occur after an extraction in some cases. Usually these symptoms will disappear over the course of a few days or weeks. However, if the damage is more than inflammation, there is a chance that the symptoms can last longer or even be permanent

Facial nerve inflammation treatment

If the nerve damage isn’t permanent, these inflammation of nerves symptoms should fade after a few weeks or months, without further treatment being required. If you’re experiencing pain as one of the symptoms of the nerve damage, you should speak to your dentist about what kinds of pain relief you should take to help you manage this on a short-term basis. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medication can help to bring down swelling and ease the symptoms. In some cases, the nerve inflammation and associated symptoms might not improve, which can be both distressing and debilitating as it might affect your ability to chew and bite as well as the sensations you feel in your mouth and parts of your face. You may also experience persistent pain alongside some, or all, of these other symptoms. This can have a significant impact on your daily life. Sadly, if the nerve damage is permanent, there may not be many treatment options available. In some cases, there may be surgical procedure which can help to ease some of the symptoms, but this will depend on your specific injury.

Can nerve damage cause inflammation in the mouth?

One of the causes of nerve inflammation could be because you have experienced a nerve injury whilst undergoing a recent tooth extraction. Swelling and pain that lasts longer than a couple of days after the procedure could be a sign that you need to visit your dentist again for further treatment.

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