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Dental Anesthesia

Dental anesthesia

08/21/2008

Question:

i had an extraction over 36 hours ago is it normal to still not have any feeling in my lips, cheek and lower face. im still very numb n also have pins and needle

Answer:

This is not the usual occurrence but can happen. You should contact your dentist as this can occur with either the surgery or from the local anesthesia. The "pins and needles" sensation is actually a good thing and means the nerve is recovering. Still, you should contact your dentist who can advise you more appropriately.

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Response by:

Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS
Formerly, Clinical Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University