dental care


Question by  evand (35)

Why is my tongue numb after a crown?

Should I call my dentist?


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

Yes you should call your dentist. There is a high chance they may have done some nerve damage when injecting.


Answer by  Mary15 (347)

It is probably due to the effects of the local anesthesia that the dentist injected you with before starting the procedure. If you do not remember undergoing that treatment before your crown was fixed however, you should call the dentist and ask. otherwise, the effects of the anesthesia will wear off and your tongue will return to its normal functioning.


Answer by  isabelle (117)

Your tongue is numb as a result of the anaesthetic the dentist used when fixing the crown. This happens because the results of the anaesthetic spread from the gums to the tongue. If this wears of within a few hours there is no need to contact your dentist.


Answer by  keiki (1376)

Your tongue is probably numb just because of the anesthesia that was injected into your mouth. A feeling of numbness is natural in your tongue, lips, lower cheeks, chins, etc, for several hours.


Answer by  Amanda65 (1220)

Most likely to numb the area where the crown was put in the dentist gave you Novocaine. If given a little to much it can spread to the tongue or surrounding areas in the mouth. It's nothing to worry about, if it wears off in a few hours.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The painkiller given in the gums has spread to the tongue. If your tongue is numb more than 2 days after the crown was put in, call the dentist.


Answer by  luyuma (253)

Your tongue might have touched the anesthesia they used to put the crown in your mouth. If the numbness doesn't wear off after a couple of hours, go ahead and call the dentist. Another possibility is that you bite your tongue while you were under the anesthesia. You may just have to wait to let it heal itself.


Answer by  2525252 (717)

Well usually having symptoms like that are very common after your crown gets installed. But if you feel a lot of pain then seriously go get it checked from your dentist.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

Yes you should call your dentist about it. But I think it might be from the shot they gave you to numb your mouth. But check with the dentist to make sure.

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