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How long until numbness goes away after wisdom teeth removal anesthesia?

How long until numbness goes away after wisdom teeth removal anesthesia?

Depends: The answer depends on the type and amount of anesthesia used and the proximity of the nerve to the extracted tooth. If you feel your numbness is lasting longer than normal, beyond 12 hours, contact your dental provider for further examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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How long does the numbness last after wisdom teeth removal?

How long does the numbness last after wisdom teeth removal?

Two to 8 hours: Most common local anesthetic used is Lidocaine with Epinephrine lasting 2 to 4 hours. If a longer acting anesthetic was used it could last 6- 8 yours. ...Read more

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How much time will numbness and bleeding last after wisdom teeth removal?

How much time will numbness and bleeding last after wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth: After wisdom teeth extractions the numbness and bleeding my last for a couple of hours. In case it lasts longer than you need to call your dentist right away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do if I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

Numbness: If the numbness last longer than 3 hours post op (id does not go away) you need to return to the oral surgeon ASAP. Paresthesia may last 6 wks to 6 mos or be permanent. The sooner it is diagnosed the better the outcome and sometimes micro surgery is needed to reattach the two ends of the nerve if the nerve was severed. pinched/crushed nerves recover w/o surgery. ...Read more

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I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal. Is this normal?

I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal. Is this normal?

Numbness: Numbness after a wisdom tooth should be reported to the extracting dentist ASAP. This may be a sign of nerve trauma or damage and needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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What to do for pain and numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do for pain and numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

Call your dentist: You failed to mention how long ago were the wisdom teeth removed? Please call the dentist who removed your wisdom teeth. He\she will know best how to advise you regarding appropriate pain medication and follow up visits to monitor healing. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution. ...Read more

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General or local anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

General or local anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Everyone's different: Some wisdom teeth roll right out. Some require significant surgical manipulation. Discuss your individual problem set with your Oral Surgeon and request his/her recommendation. ...Read more

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Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: Yes. General anesthesia is routine used by board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeons. Make sure your doc is an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How often is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

How often  is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

Not often: It is more common to use conscious sedation and local anesthesia, or in many cases just local anesthesia. There are usually many factors that would be involved to warrant general for that procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more