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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about experiencing post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Prolonged numbness: Sometimes a tooth can be extracted, and if the roots are close to the nerve- often in the imandible, the (inferior alveolar nerve) can be irritated, injuried, torn and the effects are a prolonged numbness that can be permanent, but often is temporary. This can happen with other extractions also. This is often discussed as a potential risk of extractions. Can also be caused by infection, cysts, .
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to experience post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?

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Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 46 years experience
Possibly: Paresthesia may occur for a variety of reasons. If the cause of this condition is infection than it is abnormal and needs attention. If the cause was traumatic it may take an extensive time for the condition to reverse itself. Unfortunately when caused by trauma it does not always reverse itself however this is uncommon and usually predicted prior to the procedure. See your doctor for more info.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Vague explanation: What is extensive time? What procedure was done? What did your dentist or surgeon say? What therapy was tried to alleviate the paresthesia? Which area of your mouth? What caused the condition (injection/extraction/infection)? Your dentist/surgeon should have been immediately advised of the problem... let them know so that you can be evaluated.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Has anyone experienced post op paresthesia for a time after dental treatment?

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Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes..: Usually i'm the one giving injections, so I have not experienced paresthesia myself. Although rare, long lasting aneshesia can happen, and can last for days or in extream cases, for months.
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Last updated Jan 26, 2014

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