Facial fracture and possible future tooth loss from nerve damage 
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 Facial fracture and possible future tooth loss from nerve damage

Greetings,

Six months ago my wife suffered a {*filter*} fracture  (left zygoma and orbital
bones)  in an auto accident that also produced total numbness of the upper
left lip, upper left teeth, and cheek area.  The numbness has gradually
diminished over the months but still affects some of her upper teeth.

QUESTION:  Is there a significant possibility of future tooth loss in the
affected area due to nerve damage or nerve death?  

Thanks for any advice.

David Leonard
Tucson



Sat, 29 Jan 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Facial fracture and possible future tooth loss from nerve damage

My guess (and it its only a guess) is that there was no damage to the
teeth. It sounds like the damage interrupted the nerve between the
upper maxillary region and the brain. This resulted in numbness.
Technically, this is known as a parathesia. Fortunately, this is
resolving itself.

To be safe, be on the lookout for darkening of the involved teeth
which might suggest necessity of root c{*filter*}treatment.

Cheers,

Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.

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Quote:

>Greetings,
>Six months ago my wife suffered a {*filter*} fracture  (left zygoma and orbital
>bones)  in an auto accident that also produced total numbness of the upper
>left lip, upper left teeth, and cheek area.  The numbness has gradually
>diminished over the months but still affects some of her upper teeth.
>QUESTION:  Is there a significant possibility of future tooth loss in the
>affected area due to nerve damage or nerve death?  
>Thanks for any advice.
>David Leonard
>Tucson



Tue, 15 Feb 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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