Why Do Lips And Chin Tingle A Week After Impacted Teeth?

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Hello doctor, I just had an impact on my lower right wisdom tooth on July 23, 2018. Then I was given the drugs kataflam fast, orinox, and clabat. Friday July 27th, Oreinox and Cataflam are gone. Then on Saturday 28th July at noon, her lips, chin, incisors and lower right canine were tingling and numb until now. While the clabat ends July 31. What’s the cause, doctor?

1 Answer:

Hi kk,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Impacted wisdom teeth (buried in the structure of the gums or jaw) often trigger a variety of complaints, ranging from pain and swelling to difficulty eating, drinking and speaking. This condition certainly needs to get special, including one with surgery.


Impacted wisdom tooth surgery is usually performed to remove the problematic tooth. This operation is certainly not without complications. Some complications can arise after surgery, including nerve disorders.


Often times, the nerves that are negatively affected after the operation of wisdom teeth removal are the trigeminal nerve and facial nerve. This nerve also supplies the area around the chin, lips, and jaw and teeth. Injury to this nerve can cause sensation disturbances, such as pain, tingling, to numbness (numbness). This is generally only temporary and will improve within a few weeks or months after surgery. It is very rare for an impacted wisdom tooth operation to cause motor problems, such as difficulty opening or closing the mouth, being unable to smile, and so on.


You can overcome your complaint by compressing the face area that is often tingling with warm water and cold water alternately and periodically several times a day. Consume healthy and nutritious foods, especially those that contain lots of vitamin B12 to nourish the nerves. Keep eating and drinking as usual. Follow the postoperative recovery recommendations as recommended by your doctor. Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol.


However, if you feel that there is no improvement with your complaint after more than 2 weeks after surgery, you should check with the dentist who operated on you beforehand.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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