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March 21st, 2011
I had my wisdom tooth taken out 4 days ago and now half off the right side of my tongue is numb. I called my surgeon and he said its ok it will take few weeks his secretary calls and tells me that theres no where i can go and noone can help me wat did she mean by it, Maybe its going to stay there forever. Why cant we sue them what's the problem help?
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replied April 6th, 2011
Hello, I had a similar issue when I had mine taken out. My left half lip and chin was numb. It was extremely frustrating for me. This can be caused by a nerve being damaged during surgery or it might just be bruised, If you can feel hot and cold and tingles more likely you will get your feeling back. Also get a bobby pin or a toothpick and just lightly poke it to see if you can feel it. Mine took about 3 months til i got all the feeling back. There is hope.
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replied April 6th, 2011
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Hello, I had a similar issue when I had mine taken out. My left half lip and chin was numb. It was extremely frustrating for me. This can be caused by a nerve being damaged during surgery or it might just be bruised, If you can feel hot and cold and tingles more likely you will get your feeling back. Also get a bobby pin or a toothpick and just lightly poke it to see if you can feel it. Mine took about 3 months til i got all the feeling back. There is hope.
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replied March 21st, 2011
I had my wisdom tooth taken out 4 days ago and now half off the right side of my tongue is numb. I called my surgeon and he said its ok it will take few weeks his secretary calls and tells me that theres no where i can go and noone can help me wat did she mean by it, Maybe its going to stay there forever. Why cant we sue them what's the problem help?
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replied September 16th, 2011
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You can't sue because it's not malpractice or negligence by the doctor. It happens, its the risk of surgery.
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replied September 29th, 2011
Actually, you can sue and many people have sued doctors because of nerve damage that occured during tooth extraction and have won settlements. The best thing for you to do is to talk to a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice. You can search the internet for them. If you are going to file a lawsuit, make sure you do it within the statute of limitations for medical malpractice (generally 2-3 years, but check for the state where your surgery occured). Whatever you do, don't think that because "it's a surgery risk" or you don't know if the doctor was negligent that you should not pursue a case against the doctor. If the doctor was not negligent, it will come out and if he/she was negligent, that will come out, too. But unless you're a doctor who specializes in OMS, don't just assume you know. You are not helpless in this and you DO have options.
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replied March 30th, 2011
HI..

I had a wisdom tooth extraction 3 weeks back and I too am having similar Symptoms.. numb tongue etc.. and its driving me crazy..I have been reading all these posts and its comforting to know that I am not the only one.. But how do we get thru this??? Its becoming quite stressful for me.......

Did any one completely recover? How long did it take? My dentist tells me, it could take me more than 6 months.. People who improved and got back to normal, Pls reply..
Desperately waiting.
thanks.
GLS.
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replied April 6th, 2011
I've known people who had it for years and years and just gotten used to it. I was desperate and very frustrated. I wished there was a way to speed up the process but my worst fear was having that numbness permanently. I had frequent calls to the dentist but there aren't really a lot they can do either especially when you sign a waiver beforehand with that as a possibility. Believe it or not I PRAYED and prayed cause I just didn't know what I would do if it turned out to be permanent, I was getting really depressed. Thankfully, after 2 months, i had the feeling back on lip and after another month my chin is recovered as well. It still feels a little tingly but I can work with that.
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replied April 9th, 2011
Wisdom teeth Digesic Tablets
I had my wisdom teeth extracted a few days ago in hospital, under general anasthetic. I now have numbness on my chin and lower left cheek. I had four teeth out, all impacted. I am older than the general 20s/30s and apparently, the older you get, the more difficult the extraction so I wished I hadn't been putting it off all these years.

After the surgery the hospital gave me a head-band "type of thing" that goes right around the head, that you can insert ice into. It is great. I really do recommend wearing it day and night with ice. Also, I am taking digesic tablets - 2 every 4 hours(prescription only). Previously I had never heard of these tablets. Due to the apparent difficulty of my operation, the dr. prescribed me something stronger than the general Panadeine. I don't know anything about prescription drugs etc. but I must say that for me, they are fantastic for the pain. I am extremely bruised and swollen. However, with the ice, and the tablets, I haven't felt very much pain at all. The tablets do make you sleepy so I have been lying in bed for much of the time.

I just hope my numbness goes away. Apparently one tooth was right on the nerve so I was told that there was a risk of no feeling, but that this is very rare. Hmmm, I just wonder what "very rare" means? I guess I will just wait and see what happens.
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replied September 3rd, 2011
This also happened to me 6 months ago. Although it didn't get any better, I did learn to live with it. I'm sure you will get used to it too. Why do people want to sue? The surgeon has done nothing wrong he/ she was just trying to help you! Nerve damage is a predictable complication and we were just the unlicky ones. I think it's the Americans who want to sue, just their culture I suppose.
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replied October 4th, 2011
I just had my four wisdom teeth removed. It has been 6 days since the surgery and I still can't feel my lower left lip, chin and gum. I went to see my oral surgeon yesterday, he did a couple of tests and concluded that during the surgery, he may have touched my nerve. This sometimes can sometime happen when the teeth it too close to the nerve. He said that it couple take a couple of weeks before I get the feeling back, or it can never come back again. At my age, 18, the nerve should be able to repair itself, but there is a small change it could not.
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replied October 5th, 2011
Numbness post tooth extraction
It's always a problem when dentists dealing with the extraction are in practice & non experienced. If they struggle more while extracting your tooth , it doesn't look like a good sign. I just got my upper molar removed & post 3 hours could still feel the numbness in the lips while moving my lips. Just pinched the numb side of the lips very lightly around 10-15 mins , now can feel the lips getting back to original & numbness almost gone. Also without proper X-Ray never go for a molar extraction
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replied November 13th, 2011
My wisdom teeth removal
Hello, I just had all 4 of my wisdom teeth cut out yesterday and everything went smoothly. I haven't felt any pain in my mouth except for the first few hours after the anestisia wore off but I do have pain in my nose? They had me breathing nitrus, I believe, and right before it was over the pain began in my nose and its still here. It is a burning sensation that occurs about an inch above the nostril. Also, my bottom left side is the only side swollen? I think its because after they extracted that wisdom tooth, they drilled on the tooth beside it? All they told me was that the tooth was crooked and they were going to fix it. But it is very sensitive and hurts to bite down on gauze bc of it... Anyone have an idea what they did to that tooth or why my nose is burning ?
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replied November 13th, 2011
Hello, I just had all 4 of my wisdom teeth cut out yesterday and everything went smoothly. I haven't felt any pain in my mouth except for the first few hours after the anestisia wore off but I do have pain in my nose? They had me breathing nitrus, I believe, and right before it was over the pain began in my nose and its still here. It is a burning sensation that occurs about an inch above the nostril. Also, my bottom left side is the only side swollen? I think its because after they extracted that wisdom tooth, they drilled on the tooth beside it? All they told me was that the tooth was crooked and they were going to fix it. But it is very sensitive and hurts to bite down on gauze bc of it... Anyone have an idea what they did to that tooth or why my nose is burning ?
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replied December 15th, 2011
I had 5 (I had an extra one) wisdom teeth taken out in January of 2009. It is now almost 3 years down the road. I still have the numb, itching, pain feeling in half of my chin and lip. I finally quit going back to the oral surgeon (who drives a lamborghini) because he just telling me it was getting better. Needless to say I wish I would have just left them alone since they were not bothering me, but I was told they would cause me problems. Needless to say I do not recomend anyone getting their wisdom teeth out
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replied May 2nd, 2012
I had my lower left wisdome tooth taken out 6 days ago and the pain im in is unbearable, my cheek chin ,ear and gums are agony. I went back to see oral surgeon 2 days ago who said there is no infection and was healing fine. IM Taking co codamol and brufen every 4 hours even at night as the pain keeps me awake. IM 37 years old and dont smoke,iv been rinsing with salt water,dont kno what else i can do. Is there anyone who can give me some advice please. IV HAD 4 CHILDREN AND NEVER FELT PAIN LIKE THIS.
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replied July 23rd, 2012
Hi Cate try some Arnica purchased from a health food shop.worked wonders for me...Smile
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replied July 23rd, 2012
Arnica for bruising and swelling.
I had 4 wisdoms removed in the dentist chair over a week ago now and numbness in my left cheek i went to health food shop and bought some Arnica which are for bruising and swelling you dissolve 2 under the tongue, with an hour i was getting my feeling back wow those little pills are a god send give em a go they may just work for you the way they have me. no more rubber feel face.
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replied March 18th, 2013
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