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A 28-year-old female asked:

Had a lower left impacted wisdom tooth removed approx 2 months ago. now left side of tongue and lower left gum line is tingly and a slight burning sensation. unable to go back to dentist. part of tooth remained behind. feels like nerves were damaged.

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Specialist: You may have an infection, particularly if some of the root was left behind. This can be quite dangerous and spread quickly. Please see a specialist Oral Surgeon for appropriate treatment.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
See Oral Sugeon: What you feel may or may not be related to removal of wisdom tooth. Could be bone fragment, tooth fragment of something else. It needs to be seen to be evaluated. What you describe warrants a consultation with an Oral Surgeon asap. If you can't go back to the same dentist, seek out another Oral Surgeon in your area. Don't just wait!
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Nerve Pain: If you cannot go back to the same dentist who treated you, please consult with a local oral surgeon asap.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
Oral surgeon consult: Contact an oral surgeon first, possible referral to a neurosurgeon if warranted.

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