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Tongue Numbness

Tongue numbness is defined as a loss of sensation in the tongue and the associated parts. It causes burning or tingling sensation, facial pain, itching, and swelling in the tongue. It occurs due to any underlying diseases, allergic reactions, cold sores, and bacterial infections.

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I have a sore tongue with a burning sensation and numbness. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male, and recently I have been suffering on and off with a sore tongue. It sometimes feels like a burning sensation or a slight numbness, and it does not hurt during swallowing and has not affected my speech. Eating and drinking make it feel better, and sometimes it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and I identified it as an ulcer. I suggest you follow these measures. (Consult a specialist doctor, talk with them and take medicat...  Read Full »

Half of my tongue is still numb after extraction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I just removed one wisdom tooth on my right side. It has been nine hours and the half of my tongue, lip and teeth are numb. What should I do? Is this permanent?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query. The numbness you are feeling is because of transient mandibular nerve palsy, which is the most common complication of the inferior alveolar nerve block. So, do not panic. It will be alright within 24 hours. You can put hot sand in a cl...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness and tingling sensation in the tongue after impaction surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, At the beginning of this month, I extracted my impacted wisdom tooth. It has been 25 days now. Still, I have numbness and tingling sensation on my tongue. I consulted my surgeon and he told me that everything looks fine and my wound is getting healed. But still, I have discomfort. What i...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly attach the image of the X-ray and extracted site. As it has been 25 days of post-extraction, you should not have discomfort by this time. You seem to have an issue. Numbness of the tongue should wear off after three to four hours of post-extraction unless there i...  Read Full »

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