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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Face and Jaw Surgery
Numbness in lower lip and chin
After wisdom teeth extraction, I had numbness and pain in the lower right portion of my lip and chin. My oral surgeon had me see a specialist in San Francisco. He recommended that I have the nerve cut and said it had to be done before the fourth month. This would eliminate the pain but cause permanent numbness. I am three weeks away. Is that my only option? It just seems so permanent. Is there any other hope for me?
I would recommend that you visit the nerve surgeon to see what he has to say. He may be able to provide you with more treatment options to treat this condition.
Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University