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Doctor insights on: Wisdom Teeth Paresthesia

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How much time will my parethesia last after wisdom teeth extractions?

How much time will my parethesia last after wisdom teeth extractions?

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

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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


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Hi. I had my wisdom teeth out 2 weeks ago and got dry socket and parathesia. The dry socket feels ok, but I have pain in my chin. Is that nerve damage?

Hi. I had my wisdom teeth out 2 weeks ago and got dry socket and parathesia. The dry socket feels ok, but I have pain in my chin. Is that nerve damage?

Possibly: Although there may be other causes, chances are it's related to your surgery and the post-surgical complications. Return to the Dentist or Oral Surgeon who did the surgery for a reevaluation ASAP. ...Read more

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What doctor treats dental paresthesia?

What doctor treats dental paresthesia?

Neurologist: or Orofacial Pain doctors. Chronic paresthesia or intermittent paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage (e.g. dental implant). ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What signs indicate dental paresthesia is going to heal, and what indicates that it isn't?

Need expert advice. What signs indicate dental paresthesia is going to heal, and what indicates that it isn't?

Time: Partial numbness has a greater change of complete resolution than total numbness. Early improvement is a favorable sign. Total numbness for a long period of time is unfavorable. ...Read more

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Why dental paresthesia can last one year?

Why dental paresthesia can last one year?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia sometimes occurs when a nerve is injured. When this happens it can take a long time for the injury to the nerve to heal. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is anyone out there who has recovered completely from dental paresthesia in the 3-8 week time span?

Please let me know if there is anyone out there who has recovered completely from dental paresthesia in the 3-8 week time span?

It is possible: Most cases of dental paresthesia will spontaneously resolve within days, weeks, or months. Those cases that last beyond 6 to 9 months are considered permanent. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How fast could wisdom teeth erupt?

How fast could  wisdom teeth erupt?

Start at about 15: Wisdom teeth eruption can vary on ages, most likely around 15 years old. Whether the wisdom teeth erupt properly is another matter. The teeth can no erupt at all (completely impacted- in bone, bone and tissue;) partially impacted- part way through the tissue or fully erupt. Many people are born these days without wisdom teeth. Should have your dentist monitor as you get to this age. ...Read more

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How painful are wisdom teeth removals?

How painful are wisdom teeth removals?

Depends on Teeth: Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it;s a bit more complicated. Depends on the size, angulation, location, and several other factors. Every tooth is different. Every person is different. Your dentist/oral surgeon can predict pretty accurately how it's going to go and how you're going to feel. There's no way for you to guess yourself. Just get a consultation and you'll know for sure. ...Read more

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What are pain options for wisdom teeth?

What are pain options for wisdom teeth?

Extraction: Typically, if you are having pain associated with wisdom teeth, the cause is inflammation of some sort, whether it be decay or periodontal disease or another reason. Since these teeth are so hard to clean and maintain, they are typically removed when symptomatic. ...Read more

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What will soothe the pain for wisdom teeth?

What will soothe the pain for wisdom teeth?

A few things: OTC pain meds, soft diet. See dentist, may be infected and need antibiotics. Best solution is to see the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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What conditions are related to Wisdom Teeth?

What conditions are related to Wisdom Teeth?

There are several...: Jaw pain would be the most common condition related to wisdom teeth. Also swelling, redness, drainage of pus, limited oral opening and fever. In addition, wisdom teeth can mimic temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders and can cause teeth to shift resulting in a malocclusion (bad bite). In rare cases, wisdom teeth erupt and function normally, but that's very unusual. Most should be removed. ...Read more

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Could you die for not removing your wisdom teeth?

Could you die for not removing your wisdom teeth?

Only if......: People don't & can't die from not removing their wisdom teeth, whether or not they are impacted. What one can die from is any infection in your mouth (or the rest of your body) which then spreads to other parts of your body causing major complications. If a wisdom tooth becomes infected, it can for example interfere with breathing, & thus may cause death. Best to avoid risk with problem tooth. ...Read more

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Don?T understand do wisdom teeth have to be pulled?

Don?T understand do wisdom teeth have to be pulled?

Lack of space: Extraction of 3rd molars or wisdom teeth is indicated for diferent reasons: poor hygiene, bad position, cyst fromation, pain, swelling and to avoid problems on other teeth. ...Read more

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What determines if you need to remove your wisdom teeth?

What determines if you need to remove your wisdom teeth?

Several items: Wisdom teeth (third molars) are usually impacted (trapped in the bone) in modern day man. Several things can happen to them: they may become infected, a type of cyst and a type of benign tumor can form around them. Or, they may never experience any of the above. Usually a recommendation to remove impacted teeth is made while the patient is young...To remove the possibility of future pathology. ...Read more

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Opinions on keeping wisdom teeth or getting them pulled?

Opinions on keeping wisdom teeth or getting them pulled?

X-ray/exam needed: Most times to avoid a future problem , take them out while young. If impacted the wisdom tooth may harm the second molar. If it has swelled up a fw times , probably needs extraction. Go to aaoms.Org for more answers. ...Read more

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I am having my wisdom teeth surgically removed (questions)?

I am having my wisdom teeth surgically removed (questions)?

Call oral surgeons: If you have not had a consultation, i would recommend one prior to having the teeth removed to answer your questions. ...Read more

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I'm having my wisdom teeth out and i'm really scared. What to expect?

I'm having my wisdom teeth out and i'm really scared. What to expect?

Very common: However, the extraction of wisdom teeth involves a surgical procedure that is far from a simple tooth extraction. Many patients require the treatment by an oral surgeon. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. ...Read more

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What would be pros/cons of keeping wisdom teeth? Pros/cons of pulling them?

What would be pros/cons of keeping wisdom teeth? Pros/cons of pulling them?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! why are my wisdom teeth giving me so much pain?

I really need some answers! why are my wisdom teeth giving me so much pain?

Panoramic x-ray: and examination by your dentist will determine if there is enough room for the wisdom teeth to come in or they will remain trapped in the jawbone. It will answer your question precisely. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more