i had three teeth pull wednesday two wisdom and the last tooth all were on the same side my lip is still numb from the licoain or novcain is this normal

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 30 - January - 2011, at 10:07 AM

  • Normally the numbness goes within 2-3 hours of tooth extraction but sometimes if the tooth is very deep and surgical extraction is done then nerve injury can occur and this common problem with the extraction of the back teeth as the roots are very near to the nerve but the nerve regeneration takes place and normal sensation comes back. It can take around 3 weeks to 6 months for numbness to go and sensation to come back. It depends on the type of injury and healing of damaged nerve but the good thing is that the sensation do come back. So there is nothing to worry. Still you can visit your dentist and discuss with him about this. For more info on problems after tooth extraction, you can read the following artcle...  www.identalhub.com/article_problems-after-removal-of-wisdom-teeth-254.aspx

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