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Damage to the Lingual Nerve During Dental Work

Due the lingual nerves' position in the mouth, it is often subject to damage during dental work, such as:

  1. Removing wisdom teeth
  2. Removing molars
  3. Removing tumors
  4. Implant placement
  5. Inferior dental block injections
  6. Anesthesia

If the lingual nerve is damaged, the patient may feel pain on the tongue or on the inside of the cheeks. It can be a burning pain or a dull pain. The patient may also feel altered sensation in the mouth.

A patient will be able to recover if the lingual nerve was damaged by the negligence of a dentist, oral surgeon, dental hygienist or other medical professional. Medical professionals are held to the standards of their profession.

A dentist, for example, has a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent dentist. If he or she does something a reasonable and prudent dentist would not do, or fails to do something a reasonable and prudent dentist would do, and damages the lingual nerve in the process, it may be negligence.

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