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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. James Chapman
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


Dr. Peter Karsant
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What to do if I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do if I have numbness after wisdom teeth removal?

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

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Paul Grin
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What can you expect after a wisdom teeth extraction?

What can you expect after a wisdom teeth extraction?

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 more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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What to do if I have numbness on bottom lip/chin after wisdom teeth surgery?

What to do if I have numbness on bottom lip/chin after wisdom teeth surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Paul Grin
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How much time does it take for the numbness to go away after wisdom teeth extraction?

Transient Numbness: It could last for a few hours, day, or even months. If concerned, call your oral surgeon for instructions. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Grellner
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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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Dr. Kenneth Comer
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Is there anything I can do to increase the possibility of regaining full feeling in my lower lip and chin after wisdom teeth extraction?

Is there anything I can do to increase the possibility of regaining full feeling in my lower lip and chin after wisdom teeth extraction?

See ur surgeon: There are a number of treatments available to help stimulate healing, including medications and laser therapy. Knowing exactly what caused the paresthesia would be helpful in determining the therapy necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Abe Dumanis
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Dr. Jerry Brown
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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?

Paraesthesis: I've seen a number of patients who presented with paresthesia. Some never had their symptoms reversed, others partially felt the lip and tissue around her Mandibular teeth and some notice the paresthesia disappearing altogether. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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