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Pins and needles feeling on gums and teeth

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Posted by: CityDent  (3 years ago)

I got all my wisdom teeth removed a week ago. Since then,I have been experiencing a strange and random waves of pins and needles feeling in my gum line and teeth. There is also a throbbing pain in my gum area. My lip, chin and tongue are numb. Do I have a damaged nerve? If so, what do I do? Help please! Thanks!
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Posted by: tworainbows  (3 years ago)
Hi Citydent!

The nerve seems bruised from the recent work that was done. This is a temporary condition so do not worry. It will heal in time.
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Posted by: goodrider  (3 years ago)

Permanent numbness is very rare so do not worry. It could just simply be an irritation but you should still make a follow-up appointment with your oral surgeon.