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Can you tell me about experiencing post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?

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In brief: Prolonged numbness

Sometimes a tooth can be extracted, and if the roots are close to the nerve- often in the imandible, the (inferior alveolar nerve) can be irritated, injuried, torn and the effects are a prolonged numbness that can be permanent, but often is temporary.
This can happen with other extractions also. This is often discussed as a potential risk of extractions. Can also be caused by infection, cysts, .

In brief: Prolonged numbness

Sometimes a tooth can be extracted, and if the roots are close to the nerve- often in the imandible, the (inferior alveolar nerve) can be irritated, injuried, torn and the effects are a prolonged numbness that can be permanent, but often is temporary.
This can happen with other extractions also. This is often discussed as a potential risk of extractions. Can also be caused by infection, cysts, .
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