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Doctor insights on: Paresthesia After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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If nerve from a lower wisdom tooth extraction isn't damaged, is there any reason paresthesia would be permanent?

If nerve from a lower wisdom tooth extraction isn't damaged, is there any reason paresthesia would be permanent?

The other reason: Is due to a chronic disease, such as diabetes, or occurs as a complication of treatments like chemotherapy. Anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDs or corticosteroid drugs are recommended if the person's symptoms are mild. However, paresthesia as a complication of lower wisdom tooth extraction or dental injection is possible. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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Paraesthesia — impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

Paraesthesia — impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

Possible: A possible risk. If this has happened to you, see an oral surgeon ASAP. If you have not had surgery yet, done best by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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'My other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

'My other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: 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 a post op check. ...Read more

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Is Motrin safe to take after wisdom tooth extraction?

Is Motrin safe to take after wisdom tooth extraction?

Ask your surgeon: In most cases yes but without knowing your complete medical history, drug allergies and what other medications you are or might take, we can't give you a blanket yes or no answer. For these types if questions don't rely on internet research or answers. Ask the professionals who actually treat you and are responsible for your well-being. ...Read more

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Why do my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Why do my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Referred Pain: Pain from the extraction site may be referred down the nerve trunk that innervates the other teeth. In addition, pressure from the actual extraction may have inflamed the adjacent teeth. Pain meds should help your discomfort, and a call to your surgeon is in order if they don't. ...Read more

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Body aches after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

Body aches after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

No.: Post-operative pain associated with the removal of 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) is local and usually confined to the head and neck area. If a person experiences generalized pain in other areas of the body, there is probably another cause, rather than the removal of the wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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What to do for dry sockets after wisdom tooth extraction?

What to do for dry sockets after wisdom tooth extraction?

Dry Socket Symptoms: Normal to feel some pain & discomfort after extraction, however... If on 3-4th day after the procedure the pain increases substantially & character of pain changes (throbbing more, radiating more to ear & temple) & if the pain medicine that you were taking now grossly inadequate, then fibrinolytic alveolitis — is high on list of possibilities. Dressings exist & help immensely, notify office. ...Read more

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I have bad breath after wisdom tooth extraction, what to do?

I have bad breath after wisdom tooth extraction, what to do?

Very common: After you have a wisdom tooth removed, you are more susceptible to getting a bacterium or an infection, which can cause bad breath. It is temporary and will improve as you heal. Keep a good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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What to do if other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

What to do if other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Start with NSAIDs: Its possible that they may have been disturbed during the extraction or while the anesthesia was wearing off. Start with some anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). If these do not make it feel better, you may want to return to the surgeon and have them evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth extraction does dry socket develop?

How long after wisdom tooth extraction does dry socket develop?

48-72 hrs: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost its blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read more

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Bad breath after wisdom tooth extraction, what do you recommend?

Bad breath after wisdom tooth extraction, what do you recommend?

Rinsing: If the odor is coming from the surgical site it is most likely that you are collecting food in the area that hasn't healed completely. Irrigate it and keep it clean so it will finish healing. If you are having trouble see whoever removed your wisdom teeth for advice. ...Read more

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What can I do about excess saliva after wisdom tooth extraction?

What can I do about excess saliva after wisdom tooth extraction?

Unusual: Sorry, i nevwer heard of anyone having excess saliva from a third molar extraction. I have heard of no saliva after an extraction, but not excess. I think you are confused. Always, any problems — go back to the dentist who did the procedure. ...Read more

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I have dry socket after wisdom tooth extraction, any suggestions?

I have dry socket after wisdom tooth extraction, any suggestions?

See your surgeon: Dry sockets are best treated with a medicated dressing placed in the socket. You need to see the dentist that did your surgery for this. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth extraction, when can I start eating solid food?

After wisdom tooth extraction, when can I start eating solid food?

Postop Diet: You should be on a strictly liquid diet the first couple of days, followed by a very soft, non-chewing diet for at least a week. It's not in your best interest to eat normal solid food for at least a week or two after having your wisdom teeth surgically removed. Ask your oral surgeon and follow their instructions! ...Read more

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Could I have pizza and chinese food after wisdom tooth extraction.?

Could I have pizza and chinese food after wisdom tooth extraction.?

You: You are making me hungry. Some of my favorites. If you feel up to it, sure. Follow directions given to you by your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do about a severe headache after wisdom tooth extraction?

What can I do about a severe headache after wisdom tooth extraction?

Call dentist: This can happen. Take the pain medication perscribed by the dentist or oral surgeon. If they did not prescribe anything you can take ibuprophen 600 mg and 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours, of these are safe for you. Call your dentist or oral surgeon about your severe pain. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth extraction is it possible to get dry sockets?

2 - 5 Days: In my practice, dry sockets occur most commonly during the first 2 – 5 days following surgery. Vigorous rinsing, spitting, smoking, and drinking with a straw immediately following surgery are things which can contribute to a dry socket. Females on some birth control meds may also have a slightly greater risk. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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