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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. Linda Callaghan
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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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. 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