Dental Work, Dental Surgery, Dental Implants and Nerve Damage

 

How it happens and what can be done for relief

During the course of dental work and surgery it is possible that nerves may become damaged. *

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The lingual nerve (located near the sides of the tongue) is a branch of the mandibular nerve (in the jaw), which is a branch of the trigeminal nerve (the nerve that brings sensation to the face). (See diagram below) The lingual nerve supplies sensory nerves to the tongue. Damage to this nerve results in pain or numbness within the tongue and along the mucus membrane on the tongue side of the teeth.

A lingual nerve injury can also be caused from the anesthetic injection. 

Tooth extraction is also one of the leading causes of lingual nerve and inferior alveolar nerve (lower teeth) damage. It is usually at the third molars (wisdom teeth) 

Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implant nerve damage is common. The reported incidence of such nerve injuries following dental implant procedures is anywhere from 0-44%. 

Sensory impairment of the skin and lining of the mouth from the branches of the trigeminal nerve is possible with dental implant surgery.

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(See Diagram Above) The most common nerves injured are the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) and its mental branch, the lingual nerve, long buccal nerve and the infraobital nerve because of the anatomic location of these structures to the surgery. 

Neurosensory impairment may occur during all phases of dental implant surgery, including anesthetic administration, incisions, soft tissue being pulled back, surgical preparation for cutting of the bone, bone augmentation (bone made ready for implant), implant placement, suturing and/or soft tissue swelling after surgery. 

In addition, during dental implant surgery prolonged stretching or compression of tissue surrounding a nerve hampers circulation and can deprive the nerve of nourishment.

Other causes during Dental Surgery

Other causes of nerve damage during surgery include the scalpel, a bruise that occurs on the nerve, inflammation of the tissue around the nerve, or prolonged contact with rigid surgical equipment. In addition, prolonged stretching or compression of tissue surrounding a nerve hampers circulation and can deprive the nerve of nourishment.

These all can lead to nerve damage, which may be temporary or permanent.

In some cases the nerve damage will go away over time, as the injured portion of the nerve heals or the inflammation goes away. In other cases, the symptoms are permanent unless the nerve damage is repaired.

Symptoms of surgical nerve damage:

Symptoms include tingling or numbness in one area of the face, jaw or neck.   It may resemble “pins and needles:  It can result in pain, which is generally a severe burning pain. 

The pain that comes from post-surgical nerve damage will be treated by medical doctors with pain medication, even narcotics.

Reference National Institute of Health – Persistant Pain after Dental Surgery  

Treatments for the Nerve Damage of dental surgery  

There are many medications, and other remedies that can be used for this type of nerve damage (neuropathy). 

None of the various neuropathy treatments will restore nerve health. You can cover up the symptoms and you can increase circulation and you can make a person feel less pain, etc., but if you build healthy nerves, there will not be any symptoms (healthy nerves don’t hurt, tingle, burn, are not numb, etc.) and the relief will be lasting.  

You can read about them in this article Neuropathy treatments for the pros and cons of these. 

What can you do:

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Restoring Health to the Nerves:  

We always recommend you take the approach of building health and nerves are no different.

Nerves need to be healthy to function properly.

Pros: Healthy sensory nerves mean that they are not painful. Healthy nerves mean that they communicate and don’t send wrong signals such as burning, hot and cold, tingling when there is no reason for it. Healthy motor nerves mean that they relay messages from the brain to the muscle so that they move correctly without weakness.

The body needs specific nutrients (vitamins) to be able to build healthy nerves. Getting bio-available special forms of B1 and B12 along with the other B Vitamins that activate them will promote and support healthy nerves. 

Cons: It may not give immediate relief as the vitamins are working at a cellular level, it may take longer, but it does address the actual problem and builds healthy nerves. 

Building Healthy Nerves:  Find out what is needed to restore health to the nerves.

Natural Treatment & Building Healthy Nerves in your mouth

The body needs the correct tools to restore health and build healthy nerves. These tools are specific nutrition (vitamins). Healthy nerves aren’t painful, they aren’t numb, don’t burn…. and don’t have any of the other symptoms of nerve damage.

What are they?  Read on.

It has been known for some time that B1 (thiamine) is very effective. It is needed by the body to create healthy nerves.

Unfortunately, the oral intake of vitamin B1 does not greatly increase the levels of B1 in the blood stream.

The reason for this is that Thiamine, like all of the B vitamins, is water-soluble. Thiamine cannot be stored in the body and flushes out within 4 to 5 hours.

Additionally, it has been found the symptoms are made worse by insufficient amounts of B12 in the body. Vitamin B12 supports the sheathing that protects nerve cells and has shown in studies to promote the growth of healthy nerve cells.

In the past, it has been difficult to remedy the B12 deficiency. The reason for this is that while vitamin B12 is readily stored by the body, it is not readily absorbed by the body. For this reason much larger amounts have been used in supplementation, but even large oral dosages have not been an adequate solution.

Keep reading. There is a solution.

A Remedy for this Problem: 

You might have heard of the new type of vitamin B1 being produced, called Benfotiamine. It is a fat-soluble version of vitamin B1. What does this mean?  It means this new form of vitamin B1 can be taken orally in large dosages and it will not flush out of the body the way ordinary Thiamine (vitamin B1) does. This is due to the fact that this type of B1 will be delivered into the blood stream where it can travel to the cells and be used.

Also available is Methylcobalamine (called Methyl B12). This is the form of vitamin B12 that can be directly utilized by the body. When regular B12 is taken, the body has to convert it into the Methyl B12 in the gut. Methyl B12 already comes in this useable form.  

Where can I find these supplements?

RECOMMENDED:  (This is where we have researched products and found one that we found will work for you) 

We have been recommending this formula for 13 years. We have looked at other products that had similar ingredients, but haven’t found one that has all the necessary ingredients.

This company has had this formula since 2004 and has over 15 years worth of success. The vitamins talked about above to build healthy nerves are available together.  The name of the product is RHP® Nerve Support Formula    

It contains both the Benfotiamine and Methyl B12. The result is that the blood stream levels of vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 can be greatly increased, providing the nutritional support needed by the body to rapidly and far more effectively to decrease or eliminate the symptoms of unhealthy nerves. 

Both Benfotiamine and Methyl B12 have been shown to be non-toxic and without any side effects even in very high dosages.

Additionally, the formula has three other B vitamins and vitamin D3 in the exact proportion that work together to produce the best results. The formula has been found to be exactly what the body needs.

Why the other B vitamins in the formula?

B1 (thiamine) is dependent on the other B-complex vitamins. Absorption of B1 into the body requires adequate supplies of vitamin B6, B12 and B9 (folic acid). A deficiency in Vitamins B12 can increase loss of B1in the urine, and vitamin B6 also appears to help regulate distribution of thiamine throughout the body. B9 (folic acid) is also necessary to activate the absorption of the B12. The body utilizes vitamin B2 to keep tissue healthy and to help accelerate healing of injuries. B2 protects the nervous system.

In addition the formula has Vitamin D. One of the functions of Vitamin D is the regulation of nervous system development and function. 

How do these vitamins support nerve health? **  Read about Healthy Nerves

**Studies

Support for Your Success:

We want to make sure that you get the results you are seeking. We have is a live support line. Our help is part of your purchase.

Recommended

We don’t just want you to buy a vitamin and hope it works. We want to make sure that you know how to take it and anything that might cause a slowdown in building nerve health.

The vitamins we recommend have a 90 Day money back guarantee. This money back guarantee means that you can buy 1, 2 or 3 bottles (up to three months’ worth) and return them if you feel it doesn’t work for you.

Sounds too good to be true? This formula has a very high success rate with lots of testimonials.   See below.

RHP™ Nerve Support Formula can support the body’s ability to build healthy nerves by addressing the root of the problem at a cellular level. 

The cost of this product is $44.20 a bottle.

The cost also includes any help you might need to get you the best possible results.

The RHP® Nerve Support Formula has no known side effects or interactions with any medications.

The Nerve Support Formula is made at an “FDA Inspected Facility” and cGMP labs (Good Manufacturing Practice Facility). This means it adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices for supplement manufacturers. This process guarantees the potency, purity and quality of this product. You can read more about the Quality of Manufacturing here.  

Made in the USA.  Gluten free. 

And we want to keep in touch to make sure you get the best possible results. We do want to make sure that you understand the instructions and that nothing is stopping your progress to nerve health. Just email us.

As we said, they have lots of great success stories that you can read including dental surgery successes.

Have questions; go to Frequently Asked Questions

You can get more information about the RHP® Nerve Support Formula.

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Read more about the RHP Nerve Support Formula

Ready to Restore Health to Your Nerves?  

Find out where you can buy the RHP Nerve Support Formula

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*Studies
Nerve Damage in Dentistry

Nerve damage related to implant dentistry: incidence, diagnosis, and management.

Nerve injuries after dental injection: a review of the literature.

Study shows dental implants may cause preventable nerve damage

Pain Management for Nerve Injury following Dental Implant Surgery at Tokyo Dental College Hospital

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