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Numb Tongue After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Paresthesia: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 tear/stretch: When a nerve ha been excessively stretched or torn, there is a chance for it to regrow as ling as the myelin coating is intact. When regrowth occurs the nerve will attempt to grow back to its oringinal position. The growth of a peripheral nerve is a mm each 3 days. the tingle may represent the nerve ending making contact with its oringinal position on the tongue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there medications 4 burning & pain in tongue from lingual nerve damage after impacted wisdom tooth extraction?dovitamin B12 and omega3 heal nerve
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: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scared of wisdom tooth extraction :i'm scared of blood, drilling sounds, etc. I will be fully awake but obviously numbed.
Me too: No one likes having dental procedures done. Very normal to be apprehensive. More than anything, it's fear of the unknown. But you oral surgeon has done this literally thousands of times. Call the office ahead of time. Express your concerns. Ask for suggestions. It also alerts them that you may require just a little extra chair time to assure your complete comfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inferior alveolar nerve was compressed during wisdom tooth extraction. dealt with numbness for 1 month. still have swelling below my jaw. How to treat?
Post op Bleeding: This varies on many factors- some medications effect blood clotting; difficulty of surgical removal, skill of surgeon & whether or not suturing closes flap completely or partially. Initial clotting should be up to about 10 minutes, some oozing may be expected for hours, irritation to clot from eating, brushing, flossing, tongue may induce slight bleeding even days later. Call your own dentist if ? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numbness: How long ago was the wisdom tooth extraction? There can be some trauma to the nerve during wisdom tooth extraction and this can take some time to heal. Call the extracting dentist or oral surgeon about this and they will be able to answer your questions and follow your healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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