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Wisdom Teeth Paresthesia
Varies: The paresthesia of the lip can last from days to months. If the complete sensation of the lip has not returned after 6 months, usually a consultation with a nerve specialist is needed. Some doctors may prescribe steroids to alleviate the paresthesia. Good luck. ...Read more
Numbness: If the numbness last longer than 3 hours post op (id does not go away) you need to return to the oral surgeon ASAP. Paresthesia may last 6 wks to 6 mos or be permanent. The sooner it is diagnosed the better the outcome and sometimes micro surgery is needed to reattach the two ends of the nerve if the nerve was severed. pinched/crushed nerves recover w/o surgery. ...Read more
Follow instructions: Unfortunately most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort and pain. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection, bleeding and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Temporary numbness: Numbness after wisdom teeth extraction is common. This condition should disappear shortly, though it could last for a few hours, day, or even months. See your surgeon for mapping and short term administration of prednisone/steroids ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Local anesthesia: This varies from 2 to 4 hours but may be as long as 12 hours depending upon the type of local anesthesia used and your body's chemistry. lf longer & in some cases due to temporary or permanent damage to the nerve, one develops a paresthesia which should be immediately brought to the attention of the treating dentist. If there is any question or concern call your own dentist to discuss this issue. ...Read more
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
I had a surgery 4 years ago. I had my 4 wisdom teeth extracted and until now, my lower lip is still numb and i feel prickle in my lower lip and chin. What should I do?
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