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Half of my tongue is numb after wisdom tooth extraction, is this normal?

Paresthesia

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I assume that you had a lower wisdom tooth removed and that the doctor who removed your tooth gave you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the tooth. That injection also numbs the tongue on the same side. If the doctor accidentally hit the nerve during the injection, or traumatized the nerve during tooth removal, the tongue may remain numb for a while. Eventually, all feeling will return.
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Dentist says nerve damage may have been done during wisdom tooth extraction half of tongue is numb, but is starting to tingle is this a good sign?

Nerve recovery

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Tingling can certainly be a sign of nerve recovery, but it is not a guarantee of full recovery. You will need to take it day by day. Neurontin (Gabapentin) can help symptoms of nerve pain, but does not promote nerve recovery. An over-the-counter B-complex vitamin once daily can help with nerve recovery if you are deficient. Nerve recovery can take up to 6-9 months after injury in the mouth.
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Dr. Prem Gupta answered:

What can I do about numbness starting weeks after wisdom tooth extraction.?

Revisit dentist

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Infection or some other pathology in the area could be effecting nearby nerve
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I had a wisdom tooth extraction last week and I have paresthesia on the left side of my tongue. Are there exercises that can help the nerve recover?

No

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Unfortunately there is little you can do to speed the recovery of the injured nerve other than the obvious: rest, and nutritious diet. Do avoid heavy chewing that might cause you to bite side of tongue. Chewing more slowly may help you avoid such accidental biting.
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Dr. Sal Aragona answered:

Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes

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Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist.
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Dr. Joseph Wineman answered:

'My other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s

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Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check.
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Help! My tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Extraction pain

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The dentist who removed your wisdom teeth is the one to discuss and prescribe pain medication with you. Call that office.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered:

Can I drink and smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?

No smoking

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Do not smoke after wisdom tooth extraction. You increase the chance of very painful dry socket. Follow the directions from the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction. Eat a soft diet, drinking is ok but avoid alcohol while taking pain medications.
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Dr. Ronald Achong answered:

What are some problems after wisdom tooth extraction?

Many

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Many but uncommon. Can have pain, swelling, limited jaw opening, bleeding, dry socket, infection, sinus issues, numb lower lip or tongue, mandible fracture
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth answered:

Can you drink anything after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes

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You will definitely want to keep hydrated. So drink plenty of fluids. Avoid carbonated beverages and alcohol.
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