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Numbness on the tongue after getting a bite. Is this a permanent damage?

I bit my tongue last night/this morning as I was dozing off to sleep and now the tip of my tongue feels as if I got some of the anesthestic they use when you have some kind dental procedure done. It's been numb now for 2-3 days there's no cut, no bruise, no bumps or lumps have I lost all feeling in my tongue perminently?! Even food tastes differently.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Your clinical history suggests you have traumatised your tongue during biting , this may lead to numbness due to damage of nerve fibres which is temporary.

In few days new nerve fibres will generate and the tongue sensation will definitly come back to normal.

meantime , maintain good oral hygiene .

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

Apply oral antiseptic ,analgesic ointments like dentogel or mucogel topically over the affected area

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Numbness in the tongue can be due to the trauma caused.
Nothing to worry maintain a good oral hygiene clean the tongue with the help of tongue scraper or soft bristle tooth brush.
Start taking antioxidant tablets.
Avoid eating hot and spicy food.
Take chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Look for few days if the symptoms persist or worsen visit to Oral Surgeon and get the checkup done.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Usually numbness after biting tongue by yourself ,gets back to usual texture of tongue.
I would suggest you to apply mucopain gel on the affected site.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Take plenty of fluids and vitamin rich diet.
Vitamin-becosules,c ,iron and foic acid tablets has to be taken.
Avoid anxiety and stress.
Intake of very hot/spicy foods has to be limited.
If symptoms persists,please do consult your dentist.
To prevent tongue thrusting habits,tongue crib like appliances can be used.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Achuo Ascensius's  Response
thanks for using health care magic.

It is likely that you did traumatized nerves in your tongue
following the bite and that is why you feel that way at
the level of the anterior part of your tongue.

This should be temporal but might required a little time in case
severe injury. Take vitamin B complex and Nucleo-cmp forte
which your doctor should prescribed.

Hope this helps you.
Best regards
Dr Achuo
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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