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What to do if I have numbness on bottom lip/chin after wisdom teeth surgery?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Temporary numbness

Numbness after wisdom teeth extraction is common.
This condition should disappear shortly, though it could last for a few hours, day, or even months. See your surgeon for mapping and short term administration of prednisone/steroids ASAP.

In brief: Temporary numbness

Numbness after wisdom teeth extraction is common.
This condition should disappear shortly, though it could last for a few hours, day, or even months. See your surgeon for mapping and short term administration of prednisone/steroids ASAP.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Paresthesia

Not an uncommon complication of wisdom tooth surgery.
Your Oral Surgeon Specialist should have discussed this possibility with you before surgery. Most often the nerve transmission difficulty is transient, but it's sometimes permanent. Talk this over with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who did your surgery.

In brief: Paresthesia

Not an uncommon complication of wisdom tooth surgery.
Your Oral Surgeon Specialist should have discussed this possibility with you before surgery. Most often the nerve transmission difficulty is transient, but it's sometimes permanent. Talk this over with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who did your surgery.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry

In brief: Possible nerve damag

Any extraction of a lower wisdom tooth has a slight risk of paresthesia (altered feeling).
This usually involves the chin and lip, sometimes the tongue. The nerve supplying sensation to these areas was possibly bruised and needs time to heal. This could take a few days to many months, but you almost always regain normal sensation. If the extraction was done recently, a course of oral steroids

In brief: Possible nerve damag

Any extraction of a lower wisdom tooth has a slight risk of paresthesia (altered feeling).
This usually involves the chin and lip, sometimes the tongue. The nerve supplying sensation to these areas was possibly bruised and needs time to heal. This could take a few days to many months, but you almost always regain normal sensation. If the extraction was done recently, a course of oral steroids
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dr. Stephen Pyle
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