Tongue numbness after wisdom tooth removal. Is this common?

Tongue numbness. Not very common. Usually temporary, however, sometimes it can linger for several months. Very rare for the numbness to be permanent.
During the procedure. During the duration of the procedure and the anesthetic, your tongue will be numb. After the anesthetic wears off (a few hours), the feeling in your tongue should be back to normal. If not, then you need to be evaluated and treated by your surgeon.

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I have an awful rancid taste in my mouth and yellowing of my tongue x6 days after wisdom tooth removal. Not being made better by salt rinses. Normal?

Dry Socket ? Infection ? Either way, rancid taste and yellow tongue is not normal. Please see your oral surgeon for further guidance. Read more...
Post wisdom teeth. Have you been brushing your teeth and tongue? What is your pain level? Contact the extracting dentist or oral surgeon for the best answer to your problem. Read more...

Dry rough tongue after four wisdom tooth removal and I've noticed yellow patches at the back and sides of the tongue. What could this be?

Tongue lesion. You will need to see a doctor or dentist for examination to make a specific diagnosis. This should be urgently if unwell/fevers/swallowing troubles. Here is some links to general info re tongue conditions written by dermatologists: http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/conditions-affecting-the-tongue/ Read more...
See DDS. Contact the dentist and or oral surgeon that performed the extractions for a clinical examination. Read more...

How should I rinse my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

Gently. Avoid any vigorous rinsing on the day of your surgery. You can rinse gently after eating to remove any food particles in your mouth that day. Some patients may be advised to use a saline (table salt in water) rinse postoperatively. Some patients may also be instructed to rinse with a Chlorhexidine rinse postoperatively. Read more...
Very Gently. If your dentist didn't give you a prescription mouthwash to use, simply use warm salt-water. It's important to keep the area clean, and brushing might be a bit uncomfortable for a few days. More importantly, however, swish very gently, so you don't disturb with wound. Ideally, hold the rinse in your mouth and slowly tilt your head back and forth, instead of gargling or swishing vigorously. Read more...

I have the worst taste in my mouth after wisdom tooth removal. What is this?

Wisdom tooth healing. the bad taste in your mouth could be from a few different things. The healing blood clot typically has a taste. Food debris trapped in the extraction site will de this. You did not say how long ago your extraction was and if you have other symptoms. Follow the post op instruction ns you were given. Call the extracting dentist about your concerns and questions. Read more...
Very common. after wisdom tooth surgery. A bad taste in your mouth can be removed with saltwater rinsing and proper oral hygiene. Take care. Read more...

Is it normal for your mouth to still hurt 4 weeks after wisdom tooth removal?

It can.. Having wisdom teeth removed is still a form of surgery. You may have not only had teeth removed but soft tissue and bone, depending on what condition they were in prior to extraction. If they are really still bothering you then go back to the doctor that took them out and have them looked at. Continuing care is part of what you paid for. Read more...
Post op pain. One month of pain after extractions does not seem right. Have the oral su(geon take another look to see what the problem is. Read more...