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Have numb tongue and swollen tonsil. Had tooth pulled. Cure?

I had a tooth pulled a few months ago and my tongue has been numb and tingely eversince. My left tonsil is a little swollen with puss looking stuff in it. Plus I now have lost most taste of everything and even drinking water feels like its leaving a weird taste and feeling in the back of my tongue . What can i do to get rid of this.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

You have removed your tooth many months ago and it should not cause any problem now. Also the taste change may not be related to the tooth. We expect some amount of numbness after any surgery and the subsequent medications but it should not be for so long.

you need to do these:
1. Consult your dentist and impress upon him your taste loss and numbness
2. Immediately consult your ENT and get your self treated for the pus in the tonsils, if the pus recurs and the infection only subsides partially then you need to consider removing them for permanent cure
3. Stop all spicy and oily food and have only home cooled meals
4. Take lots of green leafy vegetables to improve your general nutrition and taste

take care and get well soon

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Sat, 17 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

If you have pulled your tooth few months ago it should not cause any problems now. Bad taste can be due to GIT disturbances, prolonged use of certain medications, sinusitis pharyngitis.
Also there could be a chance nerve damage at the time of extraction of tooth.

I would suggest you to visit to Dentist and get the checkup done.
Also visit to an ENT specialist and get the swollen tonsils examined.

Start with the course of multivitamin suplements.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out,

Answered: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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