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Nerve injury after tooth extraction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i had my left wisdom tooth extracted, yesterday. Now when i touch the Lips and the lover portion, am not getting much feel of touch. doctor suggested that it can be because of the nerve injury, as he had to cut some bones during the process of extraction,How long will it take for the nerve to regrow
Doctor :   Usually the nerves don't grow back if it is totally damaged
User :   i can feel the place
User :   but not like before
Doctor :   If there is slight or mild damage it will take few weeks to grow back
User :   i should consult an neurolgist
Doctor :   You can
User :   thanks Doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any thing else i can help you with?
User :   nope .. i guess thats it
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   Please fill the form
User :   yup
User :   sure
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