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Posted by Scot Nesom on August 31, 2000 at 14:20:19:

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Numbness - In some cases major sensory nerves serving the mouth are in close proximity to wisdom teeth, and it is possible that one or more
of these nerves could be irritated during surgery. If this happens, paresthesia or anesthesia can result, which means partial or total loss of feeling
in the areas served by the nerve. This numbness or tingling sensation can affect the lip, tongue, cheek, chin, gums or teeth, depending on the
nerve that is involved. Usually the numbness is temporary, but in rare cases can be permanent.

Problem: My tongue is completly numb. And I can't taste anything.
Everything I put in my mouth is the same.

Most all people get there wisdom teeth out but I keep getting told that
something "just isn't right" about not being able to taste.

Is this normal? Should I get help? ( Medically)
Noone told me that my taste would go away.
Any help would be appriciated.

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