A 42-year-old member asked:
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i have numbness after wisdom teeth removal. is this normal?

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Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Prolonged numbness following wisdom teeth removal can be a complication. The action of the surgery can lead to trama to the nerves as well as local swelling in the jaw placing pressure on nerve will result in this numbness. Most are short lived and resolves when the area heals. Some can linger for months when the nerve regenerates. Talk to your oral surgeon. Good luck.
Answered on Oct 4, 2014
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Numbness: Numbness after a wisdom tooth should be reported to the extracting dentist ASAP. This may be a sign of nerve trauma or damage and needs to be checked out.
Answered on Jul 14, 2016

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