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Peripheral neuropathy
My friend, went to a dentist to get her wisdom tooth removed. After getting it removed immediately next day her lips and right cheek got swollen. We could see some burnt marks too in the inside of cheek. She couldn't eat for few days or talk properly. Later when we asked doctor he told it might be bitten mark or accepted some hot motor has touched her inside cheek while removing wisdom tooth. She has little sensation on her right cheek and feeling pain in her tooth since then even though she says she is recovering minimally everyday from numbness but she has some strange feeling on her teeth, just like some pressure applied. Doctor telling tranisent peripheral neuropathy and its common , but its nearly 4 weeks she hasn't recovered fully . she is on neruobion tablet. Any suggestions as to how many days it takes to get cured. Any other medication or therapy required, would be helpful.
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Dr. Govindaraj.S.J
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If there is loss of sensation, see the dentist immediately. She might require addtional medication apart from what you have mentioned. Periodic and routine checkup until complete recovery from will help.
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Mithila Rao Shete
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The wisdom tooth has roots which are close to the main nerve that provudes sensation to the lower jaw on one side. Sometimes during extraction the nerve is touched . The sensations she is experiencing are in all probability because of it. Nerve healing is a very slow process and it generally recovers at the rate of 6 months per mm. Its not a an uncommon complication and you will have to have patience till a full recovery takes place. Neurobion is essentially vit B12 does nt heal the nerve as such. But if it provides any relief in symptoms there is no harm in taking it.
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Sharath Kumar K N
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Hello, I went through your query,, yes this altered sensation she is experiencing could be due to this transient peripheral neuropathy, which either because of procedure itself or due to heat injury, b-complex vitamins is enough to treat, it make take another 4 weeks to recover.
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