Nerve Repair

Nerve Repair and Microsurgery

Damage to nerves in the head, neck, and maxillofacial region can occur due to traumatic injuries or as a complication of dental and oral surgical procedures. At Channel Islands Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in the repair of nerve injuries in this delicate area, providing expert care to help restore sensation and function.

Causes of Nerve Injuries

Nerve injuries can occur for various reasons, including:

  • Dental extractions
  • Dental implant surgery
  • Jaw reconstructive surgery
  • Local anesthetic injection
  • Jaw fractures
  • Infections
  • Cysts and tumors

Even with appropriate surgical techniques by skilled surgeons like Dr. Rivera and Dr. Lanzon, factors such as age, anatomy, and root development can contribute to nerve injuries.

Symptoms of Trigeminal Nerve Injury

Symptoms of trigeminal nerve injury may include:

  • Loss of sensation or numbness in the jaw, teeth, lip, chin, or tongue
  • Intermittent or persistent pain in the jaw, teeth, lip, chin, or tongue
  • Biting of the lip, cheek, or tongue
  • Loss or change in taste

Expert Nerve Repair

Drs. Rivera and Lanzon are certified in microsurgery and specialize in the repair of nerve injuries in the head, neck, and maxillofacial region. Using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, they can perform precise nerve repair to optimize outcomes for patients.

What to Expect After Nerve Repair

After nerve repair surgery, it may take some time for the affected area to regain sensation and function. Depending on factors such as nerve length and individual healing processes, this recovery period can vary from months to years. Signs of nerve regeneration may include tingling sensations or a feeling of pins and needles. Regenerating nerves may also be sensitive to heat and cold and may cause pain. It’s essential to communicate any persistent pain or discomfort with your doctor to ensure proper monitoring and management.While nerve repair is often successful, outcomes can vary depending on the severity of the injury and individual factors. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss what to expect after surgery and answer any questions you may have about the recovery process.

Contact Us Today

If you have experienced a nerve injury in the head, neck, or maxillofacial region, don’t hesitate to reach out to Channel Islands Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for expert care. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing compassionate support and effective treatment to help you regain sensation and function. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our nerve repair services and how we can assist you on your journey to recovery.

Nerve Repair and Microsurgery

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