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Please advise if it's normal to not be able to feel almost half of your face after being injected by anesthesia (for tooth extraction)?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Local anesthesia

Injections of local anesthesia for dental treatment not only numb the teeth but surrounding tissues.
Especially using what we term a "block" injection will numb large areas of the face. It usually wears off in about 3-4 hours but may last longer depending upon the specific local anesthesia used.

In brief: Local anesthesia

Injections of local anesthesia for dental treatment not only numb the teeth but surrounding tissues.
Especially using what we term a "block" injection will numb large areas of the face. It usually wears off in about 3-4 hours but may last longer depending upon the specific local anesthesia used.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Numbness

Yes it is especially if it is a lower tooth to be extracted.
The numbness generally wears off after several hours. If the numbness persists then you need to return to the dental office asap to determine the cause.

In brief: Numbness

Yes it is especially if it is a lower tooth to be extracted.
The numbness generally wears off after several hours. If the numbness persists then you need to return to the dental office asap to determine the cause.
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dr. Peter Karsant
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Dr. Felicia Mata
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Anaesthetic Effect

Block injection can cover more areas of innervation, therefore, is more effective in preventing pain and discomfort during a dental procedure - if this is what you had.
I hope you heal soon!

In brief: Anaesthetic Effect

Block injection can cover more areas of innervation, therefore, is more effective in preventing pain and discomfort during a dental procedure - if this is what you had.
I hope you heal soon!
Dr. Felicia Mata
Dr. Felicia Mata
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