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Numb Tongue And Mouth After Whiplash
They're supposed to: Magic mouthwash often contains Lidocaine which is a local anesthetic or numbing agent. It also contains dyphenhydramine which can cause numbing. Magic mouthwash is supposed to make your mouth feel numb to lessen the pain of the oral lesion or sore in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It is transient: This is the effect of the local anesthesia that the dentist gives inorder to numb the area that he works in to avoid the associated pain while treating the toothache, usually it is transient and it takes few minutes or hours depends on the amount of anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time for a change: Many people cannot tolerate the 'more intense' flavors of toothpaste, so something more mild might be better for you. If that doesn't work, look for one without sodium laurel (or laureth) sulfate in it. This chemical is a detergent added to prolong shelf life, but some people do not tolerate it well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper wisdom teeth pulled. 5 days after started having tongue tingles and twitches. (whole face has been swollen and numb til then)?
What is the question: If your face was swollen and numb before the extractions then that should have started to heal after the extractions. If you got swelling after the extractions then i would contact the oral surgeon that extracted the teeth. If you did not see an oral surgeon then contact the dentist and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: Herpes outbreak/cold sores will often start as a tingling sensation before the lesions appear. Herpes simplex is the virus that causes cold sores and mouth lesions. Other types of herpes virus cause other things like shingles and chicken pox or sexually transmitted disease. Herpes lives in nerve tracts, breaking out when resistence is down. It's why there is a tingling before the lesion shows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impacted vertical Wisdom teeth extraction. 3 weeks later, No dry sockets. numbness in jaw and chin. When can I expect the pain and numbness to subside? Tried of biting my lip and cheek.
Need Evaluation: One of the associated risks with removal of lower wisdom teeth is altered sensation of the areas supplied by the inferior alveolar nerve. The sensations can range from tingling, pins and needles to numbness of parts of the lower jaw, chin, and tongue. If you are still experiencing numbness in the jaw and chin, you should return to your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to get this evaluated. Then he can treat this or refer you to another specialist. ...Read more
Allergic Reaction: Sounds like it's probably an allergic reaction to something you ate. An antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful if it is mild. If more severe you must call an ambulance and get to an emergency room asap. Please make note of all the things you ate and along with your doctor figure out what may have caused it. The next time it could be much worse. ...Read more
3 days of pain. Back wisdom tooth, swelling of the gums, cheek, jaw hurts, neck hurts, headache. Hurts to open mouth and swallow. What should i do?
Dentist vs doctor: Given your symptoms, go see your health care provider, either dentist or FamilyDoc. I'd lean towards former first. If you don't have a dentist or can't get in over wknd, go to emergency department for evaluation. Difficulty swallowing is worrisome for several dangerous & emergent conditions, so don't wait or delay. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I keep waking after biting my tongue. I'm in a dreamlike state and quickly snap my jaw closed. The last 2 times really injured tongue. Causes?
Get to a Dr.: You may be having seizures with the tongue biting and dream like state. ...Read more
Side effects: Common side effect for many medications or your getting exposure to some chemical. ...Read more
The two symmetrical bumps on my mouth's roof behind front teeth, sometimes one of mine feels sore after chewing gum, eating or smoking. Why?
Irritation: The "bumps" are sore because they are irritated. The question is, what are those "bumps"? Lesions like that can be as benign as a torus palatinus, or they could be more serious, especially since you are a smoker. Have them evaluated by your dentist... It may save your life. ...Read more
Dry rough tongue after four wisdom tooth removal and I've noticed yellow patches at the back and sides of the tongue. What could this be?
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