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Half of my tongue is numb after getting wisdomw tooth extracted . How long does nerve damage take to heal?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Varies

Usually the numbness goes away soon.
Have your doctor evaluate how and where exactly you have numbness. Consider having your doctor prescribe a dose of steroids. Numbness can take months to resolve in some cases.

In brief: Varies

Usually the numbness goes away soon.
Have your doctor evaluate how and where exactly you have numbness. Consider having your doctor prescribe a dose of steroids. Numbness can take months to resolve in some cases.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Ryan Woodman
Dentistry

In brief: Can be a while

Sorry that happened to you.
Fortunately it's a rare occurrence and even more rare that it's permanent but if it happens to you, it may feel like 100%. Give 3-6 months and get rechecked. It should come back slowly but surely. After 6 months, i would consult a neurologist if you still have any lingering issues. Good luck and feel better!

In brief: Can be a while

Sorry that happened to you.
Fortunately it's a rare occurrence and even more rare that it's permanent but if it happens to you, it may feel like 100%. Give 3-6 months and get rechecked. It should come back slowly but surely. After 6 months, i would consult a neurologist if you still have any lingering issues. Good luck and feel better!
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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Dr. Michael Pascolini
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 6-12 months

If a nerve has been 'shocked' by stretching or pulling during surgery, it can take some time for it to come back usually 6-12 months.
Once you start feeling tingling or pain in the side that's numb you know it's starting to return. If you get past this time it may not come back.

In brief: 6-12 months

If a nerve has been 'shocked' by stretching or pulling during surgery, it can take some time for it to come back usually 6-12 months.
Once you start feeling tingling or pain in the side that's numb you know it's starting to return. If you get past this time it may not come back.
Dr. Michael Pascolini
Dr. Michael Pascolini
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