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Don’t Entrust Nerve Repair To Anyone Else

Nerves are fibers that transmit impulses to your brain, enabling you to experience sensations such as temperature, pressure, and pain. When your oral nerves are damaged, you can lose partial or even full sensation (though not the ability to move the affected area) to parts of your mouth, depending upon the severity of the damage. Dr. Eric Baker and Dr. Tim Betita fully understand how important nerves are and have the extensive training required to perform nerve repair surgery with the utmost care and exceptional outcomes—right here in our Dana Point, CA office. Those favorable outcomes are only possible if nerve repair is undertaken through oral surgery in a timely manner. Research has shown that nerves repaired within 90 days after injury have a significantly higher chance for full sensation recovery than those that are repaired after 90 days. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to have any nerve-related issues addressed immediately.

Sensory Recovery Rates From Nerve Repair Procedures

1 %
for Inferior Alveolar Nerve (IAN)
1 %
for Lingual Nerve (LN)
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Understanding Your Oral Nerves

There are two primary nerves that can repaired through oral surgery. Your inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) runs in your lower jaw just below the teeth and gives sensation to your lower teeth as well as your lip and chin. Sometimes compromised sensation in this area resolves itself; however, if this doesn’t occur within two weeks, contact us immediately. Your lingual nerves (LN) give sensation and taste to your tongue. You have two lingual nerves, one in each half of the tongue. When one of these nerves is damaged, the corresponding half of your tongue may feel heavy and numb and won’t provide a taste sensation

Take Nerve Repair as Seriously as We Do

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