When will the numbness behind my front teeth go away?
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Numbness and rhinoplasty
Pablo Prichard, MD
Numbness after rhinoplasty
Numbness of the front teeth after rhinoplasty is short-lived.
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Tooth Numbness / Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity and numbness is very normal after the septoplasty portion of rhinoplasty, and is a sign your surgeon was throrough in making sure your septum was straight at the end of surgery. It can take several weeks to go away. It might be a good idea to eat soft foods for a while if your having trouble, so you don't hurt your front teeth accidentally.
Samir Undavia, MD
Teeth numbness after rhinoplasty
- It can be normal to feel this sensation because of the work done inside the nose
- It usually comes back, but it can take some time
- You will notice that as the swelling goes down, the sensation should start coming back
- Talk to your surgeon if you are concerned
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