Injuries to the nerves of the jaws can occur as a result of a broken jaw, teeth removal, and reconstructive surgery. This leads to numbness of the lips, tongue and cheeks. The numbness can make eating, chewing, tasting food and daily activities difficult.
Nerve Repair Surgery
You may need to have further testing, including specialized X-rays and nerve testing. If surgery is an option for you, there are several surgical procedures that may help. Treatments we offer include:
- Removing scar tissue from around the nerve
- Repairing the nerve when it is injured
- Replacing a portion of the nerve when it cannot be repaired
Make an appointment with Emory Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
We provide oral maxillofacial specialty care for adults and children. For information, call 404-778-4500.