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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. 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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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?

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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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