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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Just had bottom wisdom teeth removed. Should I keep gauze in or change every 30min. How long does it take for numbness of lower lip to subside?

Just had bottom wisdom teeth removed. Should I keep gauze in or change every 30min. How long does it take for numbness of lower lip to subside?

Dentist: I would be curious as to the directions that your dentist gave you regarding these very things. Typically you keep the gauze in to keep up with the bleeding. As the bleeding slows down you don't need to change the gauze as frequently. The numbness in your lower lips I assume is from the local anesthesia they used during the procedure and should wear off certainly by the end of the day. ...Read more

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I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed 2 weeks ago. My chin and bottom lip are numb. Chin feels pressure anditches but I can't feel ice cubes. Any options?

I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed 2 weeks ago. My chin and bottom lip are numb. Chin feels pressure anditches but I can't feel ice cubes. Any options?

See the doctor: You need to see the person who took the teeth out. If it was not an oral surgeon, ask them to refer you to one. A thorough neurological exam needs to be done to evaluate the likelihood o spontaneous resolution versus the need for intervention. ...Read more

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All 4 wisdom teeth removed today under general anaesthetic. Bottom lip, chin & right side of tongue numb. Op finished at 9.30am. How long till normal?

All 4 wisdom teeth removed today under general anaesthetic. Bottom lip, chin & right side of tongue numb. Op finished at 9.30am. How long till normal?

Some time....: Dr. Luedecke and dr. Davantzis gave you great answers. "normal" referring to numbness gone or back to normal as before you had the teeth removed? Everything is highly dependent upon the extent of your surgery, the amount of bone removed, the specific anesthesia, your tendency to swell, your recuperative powers, the skill of your surgeon, etc. Hopefully you will heal quickly. ...Read more

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All 4 wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago. Day 5: bottom lip still numb and chin (left side mainly) post nasal drip is blood. Dark sometimes bright. Help?

All 4 wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago. Day 5: bottom lip still numb and chin (left side mainly) post nasal drip is blood. Dark sometimes bright. Help?

TransientParesthesia: If the nerve damage is from pressure following surgery and the nerve hasn’t been severed then there is a pretty good chance that recovery will occur in 3-6 month. See your surgeon for evaluation and treatment.. ...Read more

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Please help, my bottom lip has been numb a year after wisdom teeth extraction! I feel tingling and tightness but it's still numb.

Please help, my bottom lip has been numb a year after wisdom teeth extraction! I feel tingling and tightness but it's still numb.

Parathesia: This is an unfortunate risk for wisdom teeth extraction and fortunately it is rare. For your situation, please follow up with your treating dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My bottom lip has been numb a year after wisdom teeth extraction! I feel tingling and tightness but still numb?

Paresthesia: It is sometimes the case where the roots of lower wisdom teeth rest near the canal that carries the nerve that allows feeling and sensation to the lip and skin on that side of the mouth. When that nerve is touched during the extraction, the lip and skin can feel numb for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, a year is much longer than usual. Contact oral surgeons in your area for advice! ...Read more

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The bottom teeth in that part of my mouth are also "numb" and sensitive after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

The bottom teeth in that part of my mouth are also "numb" and sensitive after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

No, not normal!: The mandibular nerve runs in close proximity to many wisdom teeth. It can be just temporarily traumatized or severed and possibly permanently damaged. Both issues can express themselves with "numbness". While not a typical surgical outcome, it can happen. Advise your dentist of the issue. They may have more information about what occurred during your extraction. ...Read more

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My lips feel numb after wisdom teeth surgery. Is this normal?

Not unusual: I'm sure the Oral Surgeon discussed this with you ahead of time, or gave you written material that discussed possible complications. Usually numbness is transient, but not always. Discuss this with the specialist that you saw for your surgery. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my lips feel numb after wisdom teeth surgery?

What do you suggest if my lips feel numb after wisdom teeth surgery?

Call Surgeon: Call the surgeon to let them know your post operative condition. If the anesthetic has worn off and you are still numb in a small area of your lower lip and teeth, therapies may needed to immediately be started to help alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my lower lip and chin on my right side. This developed two weeks after my wisdom teeth were removed. Will it go away?

I have numbness in my lower lip and chin on my right side. This developed two weeks after my wisdom teeth were removed. Will it go away?

Likely: You should speak to your dentist right away so that he/she knows and can follow your progress. But in general, this can happen after removal of a lower wisdom tooth. In most cases it resolves on its own over time. In the more remote instance that it persists, other options may be available. Please call your dentist. ...Read more

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I had 4 wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago & I still have severe numbness on the left half of my lower lip & chin, should I be concerned?

I had 4 wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago & I still have severe numbness on the left half of my lower lip & chin, should I be concerned?

Mental dental: Sounds like trauma to the left mental nerve (from the Latin for chin, not brain) presumably from the needle used for local anesthesia. Call your dentist; he/she will want to know. Ask him/her how long they think it will take to get better & do they want to see you again. I'm not a dentist but I assume it will eventually recover; but don't be meek about getting SOME kind of answer. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed in april of 2012, it is now november 2012 and I still have numbness in my chin and lower right lip, will this go away?

I had my wisdom teeth removed in april of 2012, it is now november 2012 and I still have numbness in my chin and lower right lip, will this go away?

Possible: Hopefully, the area of numbness has been getting smaller over these 7 months. If it has, that is favorable. Sometimes nerve damage occurs during lower wisdom tooth extraction and it can take quite a few months to resolve. Sometimes it doesn't but keep your fingers crossed as it often does. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my lip/tongue go numb after having wisdom teeth removed?

How likely is it that my lip/tongue go numb after having wisdom teeth removed?

Very slim: But it does happen, from time to time, through no fault of your dentist or surgeon. Those are the risks of the surgery. Each tooth and jay is different, so the risk is not the same for everyone. ...Read more

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Had my wisdom teeth removed and now half my lip and chin are numb, I can feel temp and pain if I prick it with a toothpick, is this permanent?

Not usually: Please call your surgeon. The sooner this condition termed ' paresthesia' is diagnosed & treated, the better the prognosis for total healing is. ...Read more

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Is it ok if my right lip, chin, & gums are still numb 3 weeks after wisdom teeth surgery?

Nerve injury?: It is possible, because wisdom teeth are often very close to the lower jaw nerve, that the nerve was inadvertently injured when the tooth was extracted. If the tingling has stopped and there is still numbness this could require surgical repair of the nerve. I would contact your oral surgeon so he can determine whether or not the nerve will heal by itself. ...Read more

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My lower lip and chin are numb on my right side. This developed 10 days after my 4 wisdom teeth were removed. Is it related? Scared of cancer.

My lower lip and chin are numb on my right side. This developed 10 days after my 4 wisdom teeth were removed. Is it related? Scared of cancer.

Yes: Yes it is related as the nerve during extraction can get pinched or injured. Most numbnesses are temporary. Not related to cancer. The only strange thing is that it happened 10 days after extraction. Please see your dentist or a local, oral surgeon to make sure there is no infection in the extraction site. ...Read more

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How common is it to have numbness in chin, lower jaw, and lip after wisdom teeth extractions?

Not expected: If you are still numb 4 to 6 hours after the surgery, you need to call your surgeon immediately for evaluation and therapy. ...Read more

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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more