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A 21-year-old male asked:

During my oral biopsy doctors didn't took sample becoz acc. to them mental nerve was enlarged there. now my chin is numb for 2 months after surgery ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Typical: If they took a biopsy of the nerve, the area enervated by that nerve will be numb, perhaps permanently, but certainly for several months to years, depending on where the injury occurred.
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Would think the patient would have been advised to expect the paresthesia/dysthesia/anesthesia.
Apr 20, 2013

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