(Closed) Paresthesia post-wisdom tooth removal. Looking for advice/encouragement…

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

 

FutureMrsCoolWine:  

Are you still taking the painkiller they prescribed? I felt super woozy and numb and had other side effects (intense nausea) from the vicodin. So perhaps it’s a side effect? As soon as I just stopped taking the vicodin and started taking an advil or two when I needed it I felt so much better.

If it’s any consolation though, when I was a kid I had an injury on the side of my mouth and my smile is slightly lopsided. I’m the only person who has ever noticed except my mom, who was there when it happened.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Your mouth has been through a trauma, and the resulting inflammation can do strange things. I would give it another week at least before you despair. 

I never took the prescription painkillers when I got mine out (decided to tough it out with ibuprofen) so I can’t speak to side effects of those, but like the PP said, that could be the culprit as well.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had this same problem when I had my wisdom teeth remove . Same location too. A few weeks after my surgery, my doctor was able to do some tests involving poking me (not kidding) in the affected area and areas around it and determine if it was permanent. It was not, but it took about three months to get all feeling back. It was not a sudden change, but a gradual increase over time. You’ll have to give it more time than a few days…that little nerve is still cowering in fear!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

FutureMrsCoolWine:  you’re going to be more self concious in the mirror anyway!  This sounds like something you can talk to your oral surgeon about at your checkup but to get a better idea can you possibly video yourself laughing naturally at a funny video or something?  That’ll give you a better idea.

Honestly the post-wisdom tooth removal period is the worst I’ve ever felt in my life.  My mom’s coworker said it was worse than when she gave birth.  So it’s okay that you feel not great, I think. Have a milkshake!

Post # 7
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Newbee

This happened to me.  My face moved normally but part of my lower lip was completely numb – a very odd feeling.  I was a teenager so I don’t remember how long it lasted, but it was more than a week – probably a couple of months.  I *freaked out* about it at the time, but it went away and everything went back to normal.  I would give it time.  These things usually resolve themselves.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had an exam after getting mine out and I was experiencing that, though not to the same extent.  It was a concern to me though, as paraesthesia anywhere around my mouth is a big seek emergency attention sign for something else, so that caused me some stress.  The surgeon saw nothing during the exam.

Weeks later a tooth shard or something worked it’s way out and all feeling/tingling returned to normal the next day!

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

FutureMrsCoolWine:  I had the same thing happen in the same place. There’s some numbness but I don’t notice it most of the time. It took a couple weeks after the surgery to all the feeling back I was going to get.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Laurel Hall

FutureMrsCoolWine:  it’s pretty common for there to be paresthesia solely based on the location of the wisdom teeth. As a PP Mentioned a lot of times the area can be inflamed (though not appear that way to you) and it can impinge on the nerve. I tell patients it can be a few weeks/months for full feeling to come back with any bottom tooth removal. I had a bone graft done prior to getting an implant and where they put the sutures was right near my mental nerve (middle/front part of the bottom jaw) and I had no sensation there for about a month. I also had an open septoplasty in Dec 2014 and part of my nose still feels funny. I hope you have a speedy recovery! I’m sure you’ll be fine! 

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