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Tongue numbness after wisdom tooth removal. is this common?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
During the procedure: During the duration of the procedure and the anesthetic, your tongue will be numb. After the anesthetic wears off (a few hours), the feeling in your tongue should be back to normal. If not, then you need to be evaluated and treated by your surgeon.
Dr. Diane Stacey
Dentistry 45 years experience
Tongue numbness: Not very common. Usually temporary, however, sometimes it can linger for several months. Very rare for the numbness to be permanent.

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Last updated Jun 3, 2013

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