I had my wisdom tooth surgically extracted under local anaesthesia.
Half of my tongue is numb all the time, and it feels like when when you drink something hot and your tongue is burnt (you know that feeling?) and hurts for a while.
At first, I thought it was the anaesthesia not fading away, but when it lasted for days, I knew it was not the anaesthesia.
My surgeon said it will go on its own and I should not worry.
But I am worried.
So I googled and did some readings, and found out that this is caused because of nerve problem (lingual nerve I guess).
1. Is there anything I can take (medications or foods) that promotes nerve rebuilding? I know vitamin B is good for that, any suggestions on what I can take as vitamin B enhancement? Can you give me some brand names?
2. How can I know the extent of the damage? Is there a special xray or MRI or what? How can they know how bad it is?
3. When I touch my tongue, I can feel my finger, but not fully. This part of my tongue feels somehow smoother or ticklish
Is that a good sign, or bad, or what?
4. Any piece of advice will be really appreciated.