Just though i would ask a question. I had a tooth filled, the one all the way in the back on the bottom. Well it is now 2 weeks later and my tongue is still kind of numb on the lateral side, not as numb as it was but just kind of tingle and now it hurts on that lateral side, feels like i burnt all the taste buds off. Anybody ever had this happen? Just curious. Thanks
I had teeth pulled a couple of weeks ago and they said some people have nerves growing very close to the teeth and if they hit one of these it could cause numbness to last. You should probably speak with your dentist because a filling should not still be numb after 2 weeks. Maybe there was a nerve involved but let your dentist tell you.
Get to your dentist and discuss this with them. There is always a slight risk of nerve damage when doing dental work (particularly on the lower). The most common time for this to happen is when doing a lower extraction, but it can also occur from the anesthetic. This is very rare and usually goes away over time. But, regardless, see your dentist and let them know what is going on. Good luck.
It's important to keep in mind the injection of local anesthetic is actually an invasive procedure. For the mandibular block injection the lingual nerve may be traumatized as the needle is advanced towards the injection site. Paresthesia of the tongue will usually resolve in several weeks to several months time. You should inform your dentist of this complication.