Re: Numbness after Wisdom tooth extraction
Hey, I got my wisdom tooth extracted last friday as well! Wow! What a coincidinK! lol
Anyways, I researched a lot about nerve damage that can occur after an extraction. So I know a little on the situation. The best thing you can do that could help repair any type of nerve damage (nerve damage can cause numbness or sometimes pain) would be to take your vitamin B complex, magnesium and even Calcium. Take a multivitamin too.
The best though would be to take B-12 Methylcobalamin. Some people take about 15mg. You can find it on the internet if not at a health store near you. It dissolves under your tongue and helps protect the myelin sheaths around the nerves and helps repair nerve damage. Best to start taking as soon as possible.
Hope that helps. Some people get better within a few months and some not. I think it all depends. Try taking the supplements... they have helped others and may very well help you.
My gums might be numb around my incision area, but I'm not sure. Whether that is normal or not, it really is no big deal to me. I was set on worse since this was a tough extraction. The reason I think it might be numb around the gum area of the incision is because I have felt little to no pain. Nevertheless I still take all of my supplements just in case, you know?
Last edited by PuppyPuke; 04-15-2004 at 11:08 PM.