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A 18-year-old female asked:

i got my tonsils out on wensday and since then i can't tast food and my tounge feels like its numb. like when u burn it from drinking something hot?

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Dr. Babak Jouhari
Dentistry 24 years experience
Nerve: Possible nerve damage during the surgery. Most of the time the sensations will come back, it could take some time. Nerve tissue heal slowly. Consult with the dr. Removed your tonsils.
Dr. Gilberto Garcia
Dentistry 32 years experience
Healing Process: Your throat is healing which causes the symptoms you are experiencing. Eventually, you will have all normal function of said taste buds. Good luck and heal quickly.

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A 17-year-old male asked:

What can you do when you burn your tongue with hot food ?

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Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 41 years experience
Time: You need to give it time to heal. You can use topical anesthetics or Ibuprofen for any discomfort.

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