Nerve Fix for Wisdom Tooth Extraction Complications

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.

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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.

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11 Responses to Nerve Fix for Wisdom Tooth Extraction Complications

  1. Anonymous says:

    So a feeling of tingling/slight burning is a sign that the anaesthetic is wearing off/recovering?
    I only ask because my lower lips and chin are still numb but slightly tingly at 10:30 pm after a wisdom teeth removal at about 8-9 ish in the morning.

  2. Helder Pinto says:

    I'm glad you got well.

    I'm about to get both my lower wisdom teeth removed, and I've been reading about this nerve and it's scaring the hell out of me, even tho statistics say it's only 1% chance

  3. Jennifer says:

    I was in that 1%, unfortunately. But, I promised my self that if I healed (and I did), I would help others struggling with this.

    Best of luck to you! Let me know if I can help in any way.

  4. Jennifer says:

    The feeling you describe – tingling/slight burning – is a sign that your nerve is attempting to heal. Take it as a good sign!

    Let me know if I can help. It’s not fun, but you will get through it.

    • Nancy says:

      Your experience with nerve damage is very encouraging to me. I am facing the same symptoms and it has been 4 weeks since my extraction. I have been worried that the condition is permanent.
      It is a horrible feeling with the burning sensation, tingling, and numbness in my lower lip and chin. Putting lipstick on is a challenge and chewing on that side of my mouth is impossible. I sometimes bite by lip. My periodontis says to be patient but your article has been more encouraging then words from her. Thank you for posting on this website.

      • Mike says:

        Hi Nancy…I was wondering if you’ve experienced any improvement in your condition? I have the same symptoms you have (numbness in my lower lip and chin) after having an infection in one of my molars that had roots that were very close to the inferior alveolar nerve. I had a root canal completed over the weekend so I’m hopeful that once the infection is total gone, my condition will improve.

  5. Shannon says:

    Hi, I actually did not have my wisdom teeth out (well I did, but several years ago). I had the next molar over on the right side extracted 6 months ago. My regular dentist said he would do it, but had concerns

  6. Shannon says:

    oops…I tried to post above and something happened.

    Hi, I actually did not have my wisdom teeth out (well I did, but several years ago). I had the next molar over on the right side extracted 6 months ago. My regular dentist said he would do it, but had concerns as the inferior alveolar nerve ran across the roots of my tooth which were extremely long. He said it might be in my best interest to go to an oral surgeon, as they haver better tools etc. I did go to an oral surgeon…she did have better tools, and boy did she use them…right after she walked in and did nothing more than walk up to me, snap my tooth off at the gum, then proceed to drill and jack hammer around in my socket for the next 20 minutes trying to retrieve the “lost” root systems of the tooth (that were very deep, remember…and intertwined with the nerve). I initially felt the vice-grip like sensation and extreme pain to my teeth that everyone has described, and the tingling and electrical scocks along my chin…but now I’m left with only numbness of my lower teeth, chin, and bottom lip on the right side…six months later…and none of the strange sensations really occur anymore (I had some burning and also some weird thing when anything cold touched any part of the lower right side of my face…cold air, a cold glass on the outside, cold liquid on the inside…I would feel it radiate across the whole numb area…also if I ran my fingernail across one area of the outside of the numb area, I could feel the “vibration” or something across the rest of the area…all weird things…my neurologist explained it as the nerve endings like many tiny little worms all trying to reconnect, but they don’t know how and they get all jumbled up).

    Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for me out there? I wish I would have found this site a LONG time ago…the strange sensations are dying out now…I’m actually kind of sad/worried to see them go…perhaps my window for recovery is gone and this is what I’m left with? Will I always have to wipe my chin? If you are ever at an oral surgeon’s office and you hear him/her bouncing from room to room…operating a drill, leaving, going and talking to someone a few mintues later, operating a drill again, going and operating a drill, talking to a new patient…operating a drill…PLEASE RUN SCREAMING FROM THE BUILDING AND NEVER LOOK BACK.

    THIS ORAL SURGEON SURELY USES THE SAME CRAPPY TECHNIQUES IN SURGERY THAT THE HACK JOB I WENT TO DID! Now thinking back, I had no idea that is what she was doing…she wasn’t taking time to extract teeth the gental way, by loosening the roots…so please heed my advice! This never should have happened…it wasn’t even my wisdom tooth!!!

    Any suggestions…I would love to hear them.

    Numb in Phoenix,

  7. Complication says:


    I seem to be in the same situation as you, and fall int he 1% that end up getting nerve damage. It’s been 5 days since my surgery, and my lower right lip, jaw and tongue are numb. I’ve been having tingling sensations for the last 2 days which I understand is a good sign.

    How long did it take for your nerve to repair itself? How long did it take to fully recover?

    • Jennifer says:

      The tingling is definitely a good sign that your nerve is trying to reconnect/repair itself. To speed up the process, take Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) – see nerve damage treatments I used. Most B12 contains cyanocobalamin, but look for methylcobalamin as it is targeted towards nerve damage.

      It took about six weeks before I started to feel somewhat normal. Within 2 months, I was feeling good that I would fully recover. Nerve repair takes time. I remember reading that a nerve can only grow ~1mm a month. So, I have to assume mine was not too badly damaged since my recovery was rather quick. It sure didn’t feel quick to me! I do think the B12 helped speed things up.

      I’m sorry you are having to go through this since I know how frustrating it is. Try to keep a positive mindset (easier said than done, I know). But, full recovery does happen. Just not overnight.

      Hang in there and keep me posted.


  8. Nikki Johnson says:

    I had both my 4 wisdom teeth out October 11 2010 at the age of 45.
    All four wisdom teeth were impacted and my dentist told me that I should have them out because I could have problems down the line. So sent me off to a Oral Surgeon who booked me into Hospital to have them out. After a painful recovery which took forever they finally healed. The Oral Surgeon prior to surgery informed me that there could be a risk of nerve damage. It’s now 10 March 2014 and still occasionally, especially when I am tired the arrears feel weird, numb and very annoying. I don’t know what to do. I wish I had never had them out. Is there a treatment, Vitamin or something to relieve this annoying feeling. Sometimes it disappears, but then comes back. Help!

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