I had my wisdom tooth removed at age 40. I am now 48 and have some alveolar nerve damage that seems to get worse all of the time. I was told to go to a facial pain clinic and can’t find one. Also I don’t like to take long term meds for these things, is there anything you could recommend? I went off sugar and that helped a little but it seems to continually be getting more painful all of the time, thank you!!
As you know, the alveolar nerve is a sensory nerve that courses through the cheek to the teeth. I assume the damage took place at the time of surgery, and some kind of sensory change was noticed immediately after surgery.
If you did not notice the damage until days or weeks later, there may not have been direct damage, and your current problem may be related to local swelling or scar tissue around the nerve.
If the removal of sugar helped, it means that inflammation is at least part of the problem. You can help that by avoiding other pro-inflammatory triggers:
- trans fatty acids,
- processed foods.
Try a safe anti-inflammatory like MSM, ginger (or its root), curcumen, Boswelia.
Additionally, there is a frequency generator that I use called a Frequency Specific Microcurrent. It has frequencies to reduce inflammation and heal tissue. It also is miraculous with removal of scar tissue. Other energy work like acupuncture and Jin Shin Jyutsu may also help with healing. I would be quite optimistic of your improvement, since removing sugar helped.