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What could be causing a numb lower lip after septoplasty surgery? I have had it for 4 days now.

What could be causing a numb lower lip after septoplasty surgery? I have had it for 4 days now.

Ask your surgeon: The nerve supply to the lower lip does not cross the area involved in septal surgery. You may want to mention this symptom to your surgeon. ...Read more

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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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How long does it takes 2 heal from numbness in the upper lip after lip lowering surgery knowing that it's 20 days now since I had the surgery?

How long does it takes 2 heal from numbness in the upper lip after lip lowering surgery knowing that it's 20 days now since I had the surgery?

Depends on technique: This will vary greatly with the technique and may return soon or never. Generally speaking byn6-9 on this you should see return of normal sensation. ...Read more

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How can permanent lip numbness after jaw surgery impact aspects of daily life?

How can permanent lip numbness after jaw surgery impact aspects of daily life?

Numb lip: Usually a numb lip from lower jaw surgery. You may bite your lip since you can't feel it. Food/liquids may dribble down your chin since you can't feel the food/liquids. Sometimes articulation problems. ...Read more

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My Husband had a severe accident. He had a major jaw surgery. How long will it take for the numbness in chin and lower lip to go??

My Husband had a severe accident. He had a major jaw surgery. How long will it take for the numbness in chin and lower lip to go??

Depends: On type of injury, repair of damaged nerve, location of injury when repaired will regenerate at the of 1mm a day (approximate), in some areas may not regenerate and will be permanent, speak to his doctor for exact out come. ...Read more

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Is the remaining numbness in the chin/lower lip (a year after jaw surgery and sliding genioplasty) permanent, or could it still improve?

Is the remaining numbness in the chin/lower lip (a year after jaw surgery and sliding genioplasty) permanent, or could it still improve?

Yes: It is unlikely to return to normal this late after surgery but it could still improve, especially if you have noticed any return over the last several months. Tingling is a sign of healing. ...Read more

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

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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I have numbness on bottom lip/chin after wisdom teeth surgery?

I have numbness on bottom lip/chin after wisdom teeth surgery?

Paresthesia: Not uncommon. Usually transient. I'm sure if you were treated by an Oral Surgeon that this was discussed with you before the surgery. For more information contact your Oral Surgeon. ...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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What to do if I have numbness on bottom lip/chin after wisdom teeth surgery?

What to do if I have numbness on bottom lip/chin after wisdom teeth surgery?

Temporary numbness: Numbness after wisdom teeth extraction is common. This condition should disappear shortly, though it could last for a few hours, day, or even months. See your surgeon for mapping and short term administration of prednisone/steroids ASAP. ...Read more

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My implant got an infection in it. I had an oral surgery to clean out the infection. Its been 4 weeks and there is still numbness in the left lip and chin. What should I do?

My implant got an infection in it. I had an oral surgery to clean out the infection. Its been 4 weeks and there is still numbness in the left lip and chin. What should I do?

Numbness: This is usually a transient issue and it can take up to one year for it to return. There should be progression of return of sensation over time. Check with your doctor and let them know where the numbness is present. ...Read more

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How can I quickly get rid of numbness on bottom lip/chin after wisdom teeth surgery?

How can I quickly get rid of numbness on bottom lip/chin after wisdom teeth surgery?

Depends: Sometimes parasthesia will be permanent if damage to the nerve was substantial. More likely, it's a partial parasthesia that with time, may be partially or totally restored. Your surgeon would know the degree of trauma and could best answer the time table for recovery. Sometimes a steroid can be prescribed to reduce internal swelling and sipped things along, but overall nerve regeneration takes t. ...Read more

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

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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How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?

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How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?

Cyst: It all depends on the depth of the cyst and it's proximity to the nerve. As long as the nerve was not severed then it may take 4-6 months.
If not then see a special oral surgeon who does nerve repair. ...Read more

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I had a surgery 4 years ago. I had my 4 wisdom teeth extracted and until now, my lower lip is still numb and I feel prickle in my lower lip and chin. What should I do?

I had a surgery 4 years ago. I had my 4 wisdom teeth extracted and until now, my lower lip is still numb and I feel prickle in my lower lip and chin. What should I do?

Sometimes: Due to location of the nerve in the jaw this is sometimes a side effect of removing wisdom teeth. Their may or may not have been any way to avoid it. ...Read more

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I recently had surgery to remove a polyp and my lip and my mouth was hurt due to the breathing tube. I have tingling and numbness in my lip, what to do?

I recently had surgery to remove a polyp and my lip and my mouth was hurt due to the breathing tube. I have tingling and numbness in my lip, what to do?

The tingling and: Numbness may be from the pressure the breathing tube was placing on the soft tissues on the lip. The feeling should come back within a week or so. If not, return to your doc and discus. ...Read more

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WHY?? 10days after wisdom teeth surgery, PAIN-2 lumps on jaw each side hurt 2touch, still cant open mouth, hurts 2 put pressure on teeth, numb→lip, chin, etc

WHY?? 10days after wisdom teeth surgery, PAIN-2 lumps on jaw each side hurt 2touch, still cant open mouth, hurts 2 put pressure on teeth, numb→lip, chin, etc

Oral Surgeon: I'm surprised that after all this time with all these symptoms and especially the numbness, that you still have not contacted the oral surgeon who treated you. You're wasting precious time asking a panel that cannot see you or examine you to help you... call the surgeon ASAP ...Read more

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I had fue hair surgery. After 15 days my tongue and lip have numbness. Can't feel taste. What is the reason? Should I go far a head ct scan? Will it harm the newly transplanted grafts? Please answer.

I had fue hair surgery. After 15 days my tongue and lip have numbness. Can't feel taste. What is the reason? Should I go far a head ct scan? Will it harm the newly transplanted grafts? Please answer.

More detail needed: Sounds like some swelling or infection has occurred as a late complication of hair transplant. See the transplant DR IMMEDIATELY! Is the problem on 1 side or both sides? Pain? Tenderness? Pus? Blood? Severe swelling? Large, tender lymph nodes? Fevers? CT is not what you need. A cranial nerve is affected by the procedure. ...Read more

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I had local anesthesia for surgery to insert a temporary implant. This the second day of the surgery and I still feel some numbness on lips.

I had local anesthesia for surgery to insert a temporary implant. This the second day of the surgery and I still feel some numbness on lips.

Most likely normal: The symptom you are describimg most likely is normal. The numbing medicine can last longer based on the patient. Also, the nerves could be slightly irriated and cause the numbness. Make sure there are no findings of infection in your mouth. Assuming you have no other neuroloic symptoms in the body, this local numbness should resolve soon. ...Read more

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Numbness in my head ang face for almost 5year after hyperthyrodisim surgery. Please help?

Numbness in my head ang face for almost 5year after hyperthyrodisim surgery. Please help?

Nerve damage: Sometimes nerves can heal but it can take a long time. It is thought that perhaps vitamin B12 can help nerve function. Also, I would try physical therapy of sorts. That is, exercise/massage those areas as best you can to encourage your body to heal and adapt. Some might also use meds like Neurontin (gabapentin) for your condition. ...Read more

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How much time does your mouth stay numb after wisdom tooth surgery?

Numbness: Hi, if the numbness persists for more than a couple of hours after the surgery you should contact your provider for further details and instructions. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've just come out if theatre for my breast lift surgery and my tounge is numb and I can taste the anasthetic in my mouth. Is this normal?

I've just come out if theatre for my breast lift surgery and my tounge is numb and I can taste the anasthetic in my mouth. Is this normal?

???: Assuming you are asking this from the recovery room?, the answer would be yes, but simply ring the nurse abd let her know your issues. It may take a little more time before the anesthesia wears off completely. ...Read more

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How to plump up my lips without surgery?

How to plump up my lips without surgery?

Injection vs topical: The best and most consistent option is a hyaluronic acid filler like juvederm or restylane (dermal fillers). These are reliable., can be done in the office in about 20 minutes and last about a year or so. Seek a experienced injector to make sure you keep a balanced natural appearance. Skin medica makes a lip plumper system which is nice, and does help, but can't approach what injectables can do. ...Read more

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Lip surgery question / lip enhancement?

Lip surgery question / lip enhancement?

Various options: There are a number of ways to enhance the lips. There are a variety of fda approved injectable fillers. Fat injection or transplants can be done. There are also permanent implants available although these should be used with caution. ...Read more