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Old 07-25-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Numbness after wisdom teeth removal

Hi. I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out on June 2 of this year, and I continue to have altered sensation (semi-numbness) in the lower right hand part of my lip, chin, and tip of my tongue in that area. I have seen my oral surgeon twice after the surgery and after doing touch tests with a toothpick, he believes the feeling will come back, but he does not know when. Initially, I experienced considerable tingling but now that is mostly gone. Is my oral surgeon doing the right things and is there anything else I can do? When can I expect to recover from this? Thank you.

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Old 01-10-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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Re: Numbness after wisdom teeth removal

If you are feeling any sensations or tingling it is very likely that it will go away in time. Having said that sometimes it takes a while up to 6 months even. I would say it is a very good sign. Just my 2 cents.

 
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Re: Numbness after wisdom teeth removal

Unfortunately there is nothing else that can be done other than wait and see.....

 
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Re: Numbness after wisdom teeth removal

Actually, you have a less than 1% chance of it being permanent. All the oral surgeons I have seen asked this say that any sensation and/or tingling usually means that it will go away but it might take time. They sometimes send patients to experts who repair damaged nerves but most of the time the feeling comes back before they have to do anything. They usually want to wait a while and see if it comes back before sending you to them. I'm having my bottom wisdom teeth extracted next week and I'm 44. I run this same risk. Not looking forward to it but hoping it's not too awful to live with if it does happen.

 
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