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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Lower permanent retainer sensation
What are some of the causes and solutions to sensation in the tip of the tongue, lower lip, and region just below the lower lip from a lower permanent retainer? Also, would a recent trip to the dentist for a standard teeth cleaning appointment have an affect?
I do not know of any anatomic link between the tongue, lower lip, and the region just below the lower lip to a lower permanent retainer. I also do not think that these symptoms could be related to teeth cleaning.
Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University