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Numbness due to anesthesia for dental extraction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   I went to the dentist today and he injected anestehsia in my left jaw... and some kinda gel because i had a cavity and he did some work to it. My left tongue and inside and outside and chin is numb
User :   When will it go away!
User :   It already been one hour
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
the local anesthesia effect might be there for 4 hours or more some times
User :   Can it stay there for ever for some people?
Doctor :   how can it stay?
Doctor :  
the drug will be metabolised and the effect will go off
Doctor :   persistent of numbness and loss of sensation for ever can happen only if the nerve is injured
User :   Oh okay. Um im drinking something cold. and i can feel the cold in 1 side and on the other i cant is it normal
Doctor :   this is normal

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