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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

Dr. Lydia Collins
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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

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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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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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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
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Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
Once
If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
Once
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How much time does it take for the numbness to go away after wisdom teeth extraction?

How much time does it take for the numbness to go away after wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
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If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
Yearly
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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