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    Thread: Numbness after tooth extraction-how long?

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      Default Numbness after tooth extraction-how long?

      Bottom of my mouth, third from the back. I'm starting to feel a little tingly and some discomfort, so I want to know when I will have the feeling back completely. It was carbocaine and they gave me about 4 shots!

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      Default Re: Numbness after tooth extraction-how long?

      About 30 mins after you start feeling the tingling.

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      Default Re: Numbness after tooth extraction-how long?

      It was about 30 minutes, but now it's been two hours. Sorry to sound pathetic here, I was just reading the other stories about people's numbness taking weeks to wear off and I'm freaking myself out here.

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      Default Re: Numbness after tooth extraction-how long?

      I guess its been about 3 hours now.
      Relax!
      It really varies from person to person and on how much/what type of local was given.
      It may be that it takes another hour or two.
      If you still have numbness tomorrow then contact the dentist.
      I have had some patients who have told me that the numbness has taken several hours to wear off totally!
      Mike
      Dr Mike Gow BDS (Gla) MFDS RCPS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Edin)
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      Default Re: Numbness after tooth extraction-how long?

      Thanks. I can sort of feel the extraction site, but my lip, tongue and chin are still pretty numb. I talked to the dentist and she wasn't concerned considering they have to give me pretty much anesthesia.

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      Default Re: Numbness after tooth extraction-how long?

      I agree. It's quite normal at this stage.
      Relax and sleep on it! In fact it is likely if you forget about it and occupy yourself with something else (eg a film or book etc)- it will gradually wear off in the next hour or two without you even noticing.
      Remember to take a painkiller before the numbness does wear off!
      Dr Mike Gow BDS (Gla) MFDS RCPS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Edin)
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      Default Re: Numbness after tooth extraction-how long?

      Ok, it's worn off now. Eeek!!!!!!

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