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How long until numbness goes away from local?

How long until numbness goes away from local?

Not very long: Unless there is nerve damage from the injection or associated procedure, numbness should last only for the expected duration of local anesthetic, which usually is 8 hours or less. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does it take for the numbness to go away?

Please explain how long does it take for the numbness to go away?

Depends upon cause: But, let's assume injury to peripheral nerve, and problem begins to heal. If solely the nerve coverings, myelin, has been impaired, the process improves over 4 weeks. If the axon inner portion is damaged, it could take months, as nerve function in this case matches fingernail growth, 0.1 mm daily. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the numbness after cavities go away?

Usually in 2-4 hours: Modern anesthetic is very effective. Depending on the type used, numbness will last between 2 and 4 hours. Some types will last as long as 8 hours (marcaine). ...Read more

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I had undergone maxillo-facial surgery a month ago. How long until the swelling and numbness go away?

Facial surgery: Dear jafar, you should speak to your surgeon it depends on what procedure you had you may notice that tingling may begin to happen, than means that the nerves are growing back best, nima shemirani. ...Read more

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My big toe is partially numb after my sesamoidectomy 3 weeks ago. Will the numbness go away? How long does this take?

Probably, months: Depending on what sesamoid was taken out, some nerves can get stretched or damaged. A stretched nerve will usually recover over a few months but improvement may continue for up to 18 months. A damaged nerve may recover, bit there may be some permanent numbness. Only time will tell and there is not much to do in the meantime. ...Read more

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How long does it take for finger numbness to go away after wrist injury?

How long does it take for finger numbness to go away after wrist injury?

Should take 24-36 hr: If the numbness has not resolved within 36 hours you need to have your carpal tunnel released and the wrist injury fixed. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have an orbital fracture will the numbness go away and if so how long ?

I have an orbital fracture will the numbness go away and if so how long ?

Fracture: The numbness can last from weeks to months, depending on how long the nerve takes to regrow. We usually allow a year for the nerve sensation to return. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the numbness to go away after a wisdom teeth extraction?

How long does it take for the numbness to go away after a wisdom teeth extraction?

Several hours: Normally, numbness after wisdom teeth extractions goes away. In 2-6 hours. In rare cases, the nerves in the area may have been involved and compressed diuring the surgery in which case there may be some residual numbness that may linger for days or weeks. If you have this complication after extractions, see your treating dentist and he will carefully assess your condition and advise you. ...Read more

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How long until the swelling and numbness goes away after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long until the swelling and numbness goes away after wisdom teeth extraction?

It depends: The swelling usually reaches its peak 36-48 hours after surgery then decreases slowly over a few days. The numbness depends on the type of local anesthesia used. Rarely, the sensory nerve can get damaged and numbness can last longer or be permanent. ...Read more

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