Our team of expert dental doctors understands the frustration, anxiety, and concerns of unwanted or unexpected change in your taste. Many people experience discomfort and infection in their wisdom teeth since there is no room for it to grow. Due to less space, your wisdom teeth can grow at different angles or get stuck in a position from where they come. If a wisdom tooth gets stuck half in and half out of gum then it is known as a partially erupted wisdom tooth. During such situations, all you require is preventive care and professional advice from our dentists to keep the wisdom tooth healthy.
How Nerve damage occurs
At the back of the upper and lower jaws, there are various blood vessels and nerves surrounding the small area. The risk of damaging a nerve is more when a wisdom tooth is extracted under general or local anaesthetic. There are two lingual and inferior nerves on either side of the jaw. The lingual nerve and inferior dental nerve are more prone to damage, especially when a lower wisdom tooth is extracted. These two are sensory nerves used for feeling changes such as taste, temperature and touch. The impact to any nerve on either side of the jaw can cause altered sensation and can even lead to throbbing pains and ache in the impacted area.
Extracting a partially erupted or non-erupted wisdom tooth is a routine task performed to prevent the problem. However, due to nerve location around the wisdom tooth, extracting also poses a lot of risks related to never damage. There are certain guidelines in managing a wisdom tooth in order to reduce these possible risks and avoid chances of nerve damage. You can rely on our team of experts to perform the tasks and prevent you from any kind of risks associated with it.
Preventing Nerve damage
It is possible to protect nerve damage by placing an instrument known as a retractor in between jaw bone and tissue that contains the nerve. In order to protect the layer between bone and soft tissue containing the nerve, our dental experts remove the bone and/or tooth from the cheek side of the wisdom tooth. Conducting such a procedure requires professional expertise and evidence of standard care and dental intelligence which our dentists are capable of, making them the best person to look after and treat you. Moreover, our doctors also ensure that proper care and protection is given to tissue areas such that no form of damage is caused in the whole process.