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Prolonged numbness after the removal of back molar or wisdom teeth is not due to local anesthetic, it usually occurs due to the irritation or damage to the lingual nerve. This usually happens in 1% to 2% of cases.This lingual nerve helps in sense pain
and temperature in your mouth.It may be possible that the nerves were not touched during surgery
, but there is swelling that is pressing on the nerve, causing it to go numb. In this case, a prescription of anti-inflammatory medication could ease the damage to the nerve and make recovery quicker.Unfortunately, there is nothing that you could do to speed up the recovery process. The recovery process mainly depends upon the severity of the nerve injury, which cannot be inferred. This healing does tend to be slow, so it is unknown whether normal sensation would return in a matter of days, weeks or months.It is expected that this numbness should be resolved within 6 months. Though most of the cases i have seen, the nerve injury usually resolves within this time frame, it is not common for this numbness, if present to be permanent
I would advise you to consult your dentist
at the earliest.
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Edited by Jasleen Bagga on 11/6/2010 at 9:18 PM EST