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linny1
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I have nerve damage to top left lip. (buccal nerve) Any idea how long this will take to heal it is very distressing. Mouth pulls down to right.
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Buccal Nerve Damage

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nimashemirani


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Los Angeles, CA
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March 18, 2011 11:10 AM

If it's the buccal nerve, you should be fine. There are a lot of branches that can reinnervate those areas. It is the lower branches (marginal) that are a little less resistant. Please (more)
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rallford
  nerve damage to lips and gums
March 6, 2013 6:48 PM

I'm a 60 year old male, I had cosmetic surgery about 6 weeks ago. Neck, mid face, brow lift and chin implant. My surgeon made incisions inside my mouth, (gumline area) I have nerve damage, especially on my left upper lip, it's totaly numb. I do have the tingling itchy sensations along with some shooting pains and itching as well.
The other areas of my face and chin seem to be maybe improving somewhat, but not the left upper lip. i am very concerned as to whether or not I will regain function of my lip. I can't talk, eat, kiss or even whistle as I use to be able to do.
My surgeon just says it should get better but theres no guarantee. If anyone reading this has had simular experence, please let me know how long it took for your numbness to go away.







 



 

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