seeing a neurologist or orofacial pain specialist is advised.
Go back to the dr that treated you
you have damage to the lingual nerve. Your problem is beyond the scope of general dentistry now and your dentist can't help you ( and you shouldn't let them). I"ve been down this road with another facial nerve damaged by a dentist. See an oral surgeon asap and first confirm that the nerve has not been severed. There are 3D scanners out there that can help show that and most state dental schools have them in the endodontic department.
Trying to fix this should only been done soon after the injury and still you can end up in more trouble fixing it than just leaving it. You need the expertise of someone who deals with these facial nerves. Find an oral surgeon who is also an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon NOW.
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I am going through the same thing on the rigth side of my tongue. It is awful!! I am going back to my oral surgeon on Monday. He is a maxillofacial surgeon as well.
It's been 6 days so far since my wisdoms were removed. I have a lot of brusing on the same side too. Maybe a nerve is just bruised. I do have a burning feeling on the numb side of the tongue which I think is a good sign.
From what I have read on this (parasthesia), it seems as though around 90% of people regain feeling. Most sites say that there is nothing we can do to help it or speed it up but I don't know about the pharmacologic mgt or neurologist specialists that may be able to help. From what I have read, the nerves just have to get better on their own. Some sites say to take vitamin B12 to help, so I got that just in case it helps!
If anyone has had experience with a neurologist or a pharmacologic manager, I would be really interested in hearing what they did to fix this situation.
I took my tongue for granted before! It ***** not having full feelings on it. I feel sorry for anyone who has to adjust to this for the rest of their lives. I should definitely not have waited till I was 33 to get the teeth taken out but this was the first time I had dental insurance so I figured I'd get it done. I am glad I got them out but regretful if this last's a lifetime.
Also, I am having a slight throbbing pain on the left side. Could I have dry socket? It's not unbearable but it's annoying. Will it go away on its own if I do?