Tongue numbness tooth extraction

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Hi , My niece recently had her 4 wisdom teeth extracted and suffered Right sided numbness of her tongue. It has been nearly 3 weeks and her tongue is now very discoloured with bruising. Only on the numb side? Is this a further sx or is something more going on? Thank you This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/587014'>Bruised nerve due to wisdom tooth extraction</a>.
The dental surgeon specializes in wisdom teeth and he told me I will almost definitely have permanent numbness in my jaw and tongue after the surgery since the tooth has been there so long and more than likely has grown in and around the main nerve. He does not want to chance doing the surgery and now has me scared to go to another dental surgeon who may say he is willing to do it. I have been in pain for almost two weeks with it now.
Over the next 7 to 10 days I had intense pain, facial swelling/bruising and most worryingly very strong numbness and pain to the left hand side/front of my tongue and under my chin. Between Aug and Oct '08 I attended the hospital with regards to the numbness. I still had intense numbness in the left hand side of my tongue as well as under my chin. These areas however were NEVER without a loss of complete feeling so I had hope at this stage.
Hi Dr Kirsch, I've emailed you a couple of times, and hoping I can ask a further question on my mom's injury. She had a wisdom tooth extraction in March, and has had numbness in her tongue ever since. She just had a CT scan done to rule out any other factors (ie tumors), and that is fine. This numbness is really causing her tremendous anxiety.
Tongue "numbness" is an unfortunate but well known complication of wisdom tooth removal. Your surgeon should closely monitor your progress to determine if any intervention ie. surgery is advised. Most cases resolve on their own within three months. However, you should be closely monitored by a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon during this time period. I suggest you seek out a surgeon near where you are so you can make frequent visits.
I see much written on inferior alveolar nerve post wisdom tooth extraction but nothing on the nerve being damaged by just the wisdom tooth itself. Can someone tell me if that is possible? I assume that it certainly could be but certain foods make the exaggerate the sensation greatly and even highly stressful situations will do the same thing. The only time it's at what I call its most calm is when I wake up in the morning....
Depending on the location of the wisdom teeth prior to extraction, in some cases paitents are permanently numb. Prior to extraction the dentist should have evaluated the proximity to the nerve, and avoided the extraction if that was the case. Having a partially numb or tingley lip is better than a completely numb lip. It means that part of the nerve is working and should recover. Check back in with your dentist or oral surgeon. Good luck.
Hi there. Numbness or tingling in the tongue also known as paresthesia, occur most commonly due to damage to the nervous system. Damage to the lingual nerve supplying the tongue as a complication of dental procedures like wisdom tooth extraction, implants or root canal procedures. Other conditions could be stroke. Sometimes these can involve the lips or jaw. Calcium and vitamin B complex deficiency needs to be addressed. Consult an oral surgeon for assessment of possibilities. Hope this helps.
I have left sided burning tongue and left sided facial pain and ear ringing for the last 3 years , it started after my tooth extraction, have seen many doctors but no gain. This discussion is related to Headache, Burning Pain on Tongue, Side of Faceand Scalp, Fatigue.
Since it's so close to the wisdom teeth, it can be accidentally cut with a scalpel or with a high speed bur during tooth sectioning during a wisdom tooth extraction procedure. The patient has a TOTALLY numb tongue if the lingual nerve is cut in two. I know this will sound strange but it's a good sign that only half of your tongue is numb. If there's tingling, burning or pain in the tongue, part of the lingual nerve is working and not completely cut.
I've had orange tongue for about 4 months since I had an operation to have my wisdom tooth pulled. I was anesthetized and given a 5-day course of erythromycin subsequently. I'm fairly positive it has something to do with the antibiotics I was administered. I brush off just about all of the orange on my tongue each night, and it's fine the morning after. But by the end of the day, it's completely orange again.
It is usually associated with history of traumatic extraction of ipsilateral tooth. Third possibility can be sinusitis due to possible oro-antral fistula after extraction leading to sinus infection. This may lead to dull pain over the cheek area but inability to close eye and tongue involvement may not be explainable with this condition. You may consult an oral surgeon/physician/ neurologist to rule out above stated possibilities who may be able to help you in this regard. Take care.
i am 25 yr old female i hae been experiencing facial numbness on both sidesof my face it feels like facial tightness in and also numbness on the rightv back side of my tongue without slurred speech or paralysis i have had it for a month on and off i have gone to the dr but they dont dia diagnose anything i wish they can tell med awhats the cause they have not done any xrays nor MRI its a lil scary that dr's dont have answers so it gives me anxiety a lil hard to focus at times not sure if im ov
so, i't's been 4 months since tooth extraction (before extraction had fatigue and breathing problems when watching tv.. after was waking up in middle of night gasping for air, then a week later i had problems where i couldn't sleep due to my body autonerves (as I believe) not working for me so i had to wake up completely and take a breath about 3 times into it then i slept e z) then on n on with symptoms and emergency room visits.. i have that medical gold coast so i'm safe to go for free. lol.
Usually due to the injection of anesthetic or the trauma of the extraction, the numbness is most often transient and feeling will return over time. Sometimes it could take as long as six months but usually sooner. There is nothing you can do to regain feeling sooner. You should however let the treating doctor know of your symptoms. Also be careful when eating so you don't bite your tongue and not feel it.
Following extraction of an upper molar and wisdom tooth, I have suffered from miserable coated tongue, a sensation of dryness, and loss some of sensation in my upper lip. Could this be the result of any nerve damage from the extractions?
i dont think you have injury to the nerve as the injury is most commonly to the lingual nerve which supplies the anterior part of the tongue and floor of the mouth and u r complaining of numbness related to ur chin , the nerve supplying the cheek is far away the wisdom tooth area to be injured in the operaton check ur oral surgeon to reassure you
It is usually associated with history of traumatic extraction of ipsilateral tooth. Third possibility can be sinusitis due to possible oro-antral fistula after extraction leading to sinus infection. This may lead to dull pain over the cheek area but inability to close eye and tongue involvement may not be explainable with this condition. You may consult an oral surgeon or neurologist to rule out above stated possibilities who may be able to help you in this regard. Take care.
it has been five days since the extraction... 2-the tip of my tongue feels burnt, since the extraction. you know the kind when one sips hot coffee? just like that. it's not nerve damage, isn't it? what should i do about it?
It is usually associated with history of traumatic extraction of ipsilateral tooth. Third possibility can be sinusitis due to possible oro-antral fistula after extraction leading to sinus infection. This may lead to dull pain over the cheek area but inability to close eye and tongue involvement may not be explainable with this condition. You may consult an oral surgeon/physician/ neurologist to rule out above stated possibilities who may be able to help you in this regard. Take care.
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