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Tooth extraction and speech/lisp

Hello, I got my bottom molar tooth extracted due to an infection. I was told I lost bone and my tooth could not be salvage. Its been 2 days since the extraction and I noticed that I have an impairment in my speech; a lisp.Is this normal ? Is my mouth getting accustom to the new area? Will it go away? Any advice/help is appreciated.

I am worried this will become the way I speak.

Thank you in advance!
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Yes, it is normal to have speech differences when teeth are added (crowns, bridges, dentures) or removed, as is your case. As long as you don't have any other symptoms such as a stroke or palsy or something else medically related I think it is the tooth. Usually a back tooth won't cause a lisp but every is different. I'd get an implant in that spot if you can. If not, get a bridge.
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Your descriptions suggest that your tongue movement may be impaired due to nerve injury. Going back to your dentist to have a posy op exam is advised.
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