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Errant Anesthetic Needle - Dentist, Periodontist, Extraction

PostPosted: January 20th, 2015, 9:44 am
by misterjuanperalta
FYI to tongue twitchers,

Hypoglossal nerve injury may be caused by an errant anesthetic needle...(and may cause twitching).

Source: http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/vo ... avity.html

In the absence (or presence) of a surgical procedure in the area, it is probable that the patient had an injection injury or an injury from the local anesthetic agents to both the hypoglossal nerve and the lingual nerve...(which may cause twitching).

Source: https://aaoms.confex.com/aaoms/am1409/w ... r4543.html

...The transient isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy (or mild injury) could have been due to the infected, impacted tooth (and may result in twitching).

Source: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crim/2009/231947/

Though not necessarily to the extent of hypoglossal palsy, this study suggests that neck injury can cause tongue symptoms.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9431532

Re: Errant Anesthetic Needle - Dentist, Periodontist, Extrac

PostPosted: January 21st, 2015, 5:31 am
by TwitchyDoc
Sure, but in this case the fasciculations disappear once the underlying lesion resolves. Actually I know a guy who asked me about tongue twitching on our local site - turned out this was this case and it resolved after 3 weeks.

Re: Errant Anesthetic Needle - Dentist, Periodontist, Extrac

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2015, 4:25 pm
by Neville86
A check in:


Went to see neuro a month ago, showed her my tongue, she was largely unconcerned. Ordered an EMG "to give me peace of mind" of my tongue and told me it all "looked normal."

If you've been checked out, I'd move on. Cheers!