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Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 in Dental Health
Question: What is the longest amount of time it can take for the numbness to go away in the lower jaw after having wisdom teeth out? It has been 6 weeks. Can it be permanent? And what are the percentages of that possibility?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can take upto 6 months.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for the query..

Well in case the temporary nerve damage post extraction of wisdom tooth the numbness generally subsides within 3-4 weeks or even less..

However if the numbness last for more than 6 months it is considered permanent..

Please once consult an Oral surgeon and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Honey Arora.
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