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Remedies For Tongue Paresthesia
Are there any herbs or medication to help heal tongue paresthesia from wisdom tooth removal after 3 months of symptoms?
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
Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more
Medications: Some medications can help. Injections can also help. ...Read more
Can you tell me about post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
Paresthesia also: called oral sensory function can occur following restorative and surgical dental procedures. Even administration of local anesthetic could be a cause of the paresthesia. The bottom line, paresthesia is a nerve disorder and should be treated ad a neuropathy. If there is no dysesthesia present the treatment is "tincture of time". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to experience post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
What kind of dental : After a wisdom tooth extraction that has its roots near the nerve yes. After routine dental proceduressuch as filling, deep cleaning, crowns.....It is not normal. Unless lots of anesthetic was placed and the needle has hit the nerve while numbing you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me about experiencing post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
Prolonged numbness: Sometimes a tooth can be extracted, and if the roots are close to the nerve- often in the imandible, the (inferior alveolar nerve) can be irritated, injuried, torn and the effects are a prolonged numbness that can be permanent, but often is temporary. This can happen with other extractions also. This is often discussed as a potential risk of extractions. Can also be caused by infection, cysts, . ...Read more