Wisdom teeth tongue numbness for weeks?

Hello! I got my wisdom teeth out about four or five weeks ago and my tongue is still numb! My dr said that they hit a nerve in my jaw which made my tongue numb. He said that it will take a couple months to heal. Has this happened to anyone? Or is it just me? I tend to bite my tongue a lot while I eat and I can feel bumps on my tongue because of it. Is there any way I can stop biking my tongue?
Hello! I got my wisdom teeth out about four or five weeks ago and my tongue is still numb! My dr said that they hit a nerve in my jaw which made my tongue numb. He said that it will take a couple months to heal. Has this happened to anyone? Or is it just me? I tend to bite my tongue a lot while I eat and I can feel bumps on my tongue because of it. Is there any way I can stop biking my tongue?
Originally Posted by Tripgirl3a
I had my wisdom teeth out 19 yrs ago and I still can't feel parts of my chin. No way to know...and they realize this and get you to sign that detailed waiver beforehand. But yeah, feeling in the tongue is a lot more critical than in the chin so I hope it comes back for you.
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After I had mine out, I had some small numbness on the lower part of my face on one side. It did take weeks to heal.
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I'm glad that this has happened to other people besides me! It seems like numbness like this is rare.
I had a filling in May to fix a cracked tooth and still have a partially numb tongue.

When my dentist was injecting the freezing, my tongue started to feel weird. It felt frozen for a good two weeks afterwards. During that time, I called my dentist and was told it would eventually go away.

It's gotten better, but it's still not like it was beforehand.
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When we had my granny tooth removed the dentist told us that her tongue will be numb for like 4-5 months. She is fine now and all her numbness has gone. If you are really worried you can visit a dentist and just checkout things for your satisfaction.
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I had one of mine out years ago in my lower jaw it took about 7 months before the skin in the middle of my chin had any sensation.

I was warned of nerve damage and where it could effect, my jaw being broken etc and actually thought I was lucky.

Lower molars particularly wisdom teeth have roots near the nerve supply in the jaw. In some cases the nerves run in between the roots. Either way if such a tooth is taken out the nerve can be traumatised at best or damaged at worse. You won't no which it is for up to a year.

Edited to say: There is no way they would have operated on you without you signing a waiver. There may be issues if they didn't mention side effects and complications.

However some people don't listen when told this as any sort of procedure/medical appointment can stress people. I've had to accompany people to medical appointments simply cause they could not hear what the doctor/surgeon was saying due to stress.

Last edited by Blueblood; 01-09-2014 at 01:16 AM.
Well, this is freaking me out a bit! I'm due to have my bottom right wisdom tooth out soon and this thread has made me slightly nervous lol
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