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paresthesia after wisdom tooth extraction

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Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Paraesthesis: I've seen a number of patients who presented with paresthesia. Some never had their symptoms reversed, others partially felt the lip and tissue around ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
The other reason: is due to a chronic disease, such as diabetes, or occurs as a complication of treatments like chemotherapy. Anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAI ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Contact surgeon: Contact your surgeon immediately.. There are medications you can take early on to help the healing process. Do not wait.
Dr. Theodore Grellner
47 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Unfortunately there is little you can do to speed the recovery of the injured nerve other than the obvious: rest, and nutritious diet. Do avoid heavy ... Read More
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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
No: Have not heard of any exercises to speed this up. Nerve tissue is the most complex and therefore takes the longest time to recover. You should expect ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Gilson
40 years experience Neurology
Dental extractions: The superior or inferior alveolar nerves can be affected from small amounts of peri-operative bleeding or irritation of nerve root involved by the roo ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
One of the risks: Paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the potential risks associated with the removal of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth. Factors aff ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible: A possible risk. If this has happened to you, see an oral surgeon ASAP. If you have not had surgery yet, done best by an oral surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
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POI: I think that the dentist or oral surgeon that removed your tooth should have provided you with this information. Most advise to eat soft foods. Avoi ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Normal: That is not unusual. It should go away with time and if not, have your dentist take a look and see to make sure there are no problems.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dry Socket Symptoms: Normal to feel some pain & discomfort after extraction, however...If on 3-4th day after the procedure the pain increases substantially & character of ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Referred Pain: Pain from the extraction site may be referred down the nerve trunk that innervates the other teeth. In addition, pressure from the actual extraction m ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Possible: Depends upon how stressed and worked up you were leading up to the proceudre. If you opted for local anesthesia instead of IV sedation, you may have b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rinse: After wisdom teeth extraction sometimes food accumulates in the sockets and causes bad breath.The easiest solution for this problem is to rinse with a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Hollander
35 years experience Dentistry
Start with NSAIDs: Its possible that they may have been disturbed during the extraction or while the anesthesia was wearing off. Start with some anti-inflammatory meds ... Read More
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