I just got my wisdom teeth removed on Monday. I am still very swollen and I have no feeling in my lips. Is this normal or what can I do.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 19 - April - 2009, at 20:31 PM

  • The symptoms after the wisdom tooth extraction like swelling, pain & numbness depends upon the type of impaction and the type of surgery that has been carried out to remove the tooth. If the tooth was very deep seatedrooted or angulation was horizontal then lot of bone has to be cut to remove the tooth and in these cases swelling will be there for 7-10 days with pain and numbness. If this does not go or start subsiding even after 10 days then you should visit the dentist. For the time being do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day, take meds regularly and follow all the instructions of oral surgeon. For more on wisdom tooth removal you can read the following article from our website... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-wisdom-teeth-47.aspx

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