I had a flash back today. I was telling a friend how I did not like to be put under general anesthesia, and I remembered my surgery from almost a year ago. As I sat there in the waiting room, trying to read while my pre-surgery valium was kicking in, I had no idea what was in store for me.
The most unsettling part was post-surgery upon realizing that the numbness in my lips and gums was not going to wear off. I tried everything I could think of to “wake it up.” When I bit down hard on my lip, I could only feel just the slightest bit of pressure. The left side of my tongue was also numb. Not good.
I researched this strange numbness and soon realized that I was actually one of the lucky ones with wisdom tooth extraction complications. Many people suffer from nerve injuries that cause them debilitating pain. My heart goes out to all of them. I actually felt selfish for obsessing over the fact that I had to constantly wipe my chin whenever I ate or drank anything, not knowing if I was dribbling food or water.
I came to welcome the nerve damage symptoms which included tingling, or electrical feeling in my lips and chin. These were positive signs that my nerves were trying hard to reconnect. Sometimes, I experienced shooting pains. Even that was better than the numbness… sometimes.
The vice grip feeling in my lower teeth was definitely the worst symptom. It felt like someone was squeezing my teeth with a pair of pliers. Not fun.
Natural Care’s Nerve Fix offered incredible relief with all of these bothersome symptoms.