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What to do if I have numbness and tingling after wisdom tooth extraction?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Numbness

How long ago was the wisdom tooth extraction? There can be some trauma to the nerve during wisdom tooth extraction and this can take some time to heal.
Call the extracting dentist or oral surgeon about this and they will be able to answer your questions and follow your healing.

In brief: Numbness

How long ago was the wisdom tooth extraction? There can be some trauma to the nerve during wisdom tooth extraction and this can take some time to heal.
Call the extracting dentist or oral surgeon about this and they will be able to answer your questions and follow your healing.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: TemporaryParesthesia

or numbness and tingling following the removal of wisdom tooth.
This condition may correct itself within a matter of days, or may last for weeks, months and even years. When paresthesia is temporary, the area of numbness will become smaller and change from a numb feeling to a tingling feeling. Ask your oral surgeon for more information.

In brief: TemporaryParesthesia

or numbness and tingling following the removal of wisdom tooth.
This condition may correct itself within a matter of days, or may last for weeks, months and even years. When paresthesia is temporary, the area of numbness will become smaller and change from a numb feeling to a tingling feeling. Ask your oral surgeon for more information.
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Dr. J. Richard Shih
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Wait for some time.

Normally the blood clot compression or slight invasion of nerve is common in wisdom teeth removal case.
And it might take up to 6 months for total recovery. If your surgeon suspected that the damage is severe in a very rare situation, you should see a Neurosurgeon for consultation in a month.

In brief: Wait for some time.

Normally the blood clot compression or slight invasion of nerve is common in wisdom teeth removal case.
And it might take up to 6 months for total recovery. If your surgeon suspected that the damage is severe in a very rare situation, you should see a Neurosurgeon for consultation in a month.
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