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Need help docs! my bottom lip has been numb a year after wisdom teeth extraction! i feel tingling and tightness but still numb?

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Dr. Howard Spector
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Paresthesia

It is sometimes the case where the roots of lower wisdom teeth rest near the canal that carries the nerve that allows feeling and sensation to the lip and skin on that side of the mouth.
When that nerve is touched during the extraction, the lip and skin can feel numb for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, a year is much longer than usual. Contact oral surgeons in your area for advice!

In brief: Paresthesia

It is sometimes the case where the roots of lower wisdom teeth rest near the canal that carries the nerve that allows feeling and sensation to the lip and skin on that side of the mouth.
When that nerve is touched during the extraction, the lip and skin can feel numb for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, a year is much longer than usual. Contact oral surgeons in your area for advice!
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Dr. Prem Gupta
Neurology

In brief: Nerve injury

Seems like nerve to the lip was damaged during tooth extraction which has not healed.

In brief: Nerve injury

Seems like nerve to the lip was damaged during tooth extraction which has not healed.
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