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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
Is there anything I can do to increase the possibility of regaining full feeling in my lower lip and chin after wisdom teeth extraction?
Had my wisdom teeth removed and now half my lip and chin are numb, i can feel temp and pain if i prick it with a toothpick, is this permanent?
Paresthesia: Your paresthesia could be related to nerve damage during the procedure, some inflammation and swelling still present, or an infection not completely resolved. The longer the paresthesia lasts, the less the chance of full recovery. The good news is that it's still relatively early in the time range that would allow full recovery. This should be monitored very closely. See comment->. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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