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I'm experiencing swollen gums and chin numbness. I finished

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I'm experiencing swollen gums and chin numbness. I finished 8th round of chemo July 12th. And finished 22 rounds of radiation September 14th. Is there anything I can do temporarily? I'm meeting with the dentist again Friday to have a biopsy done from my mouth.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

Hello

Nerve damage requires time to heal.

Medications called gabapentin, or lyric can relieve , or help relieve, the discomfort.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is the chin numbness related to chemo/radiation or something else?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

Most likely chemo.

It can be related to both, depending on where you had the radiation.

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