Hello. I had my lower wisdom teeth extracted 8 days ago. The right side has healed almost completely. The left side has not. The left side is still swollen. My chin and lip on the left side are still numb, but that has improved over the last few days. I also have trismus due to the surgery, but that is slowly getting better as well. However, I am experiencing something new. In the last two days, every time I clinch my teeth or even swallow, I have this very weird sensation under my teeth only on the left lower side. It almost feels like tissue is moving around in there. It is not painful, but uncomfortable. The only thing that seems to make the feeling go away is if I apply pressure to that area from the outside of my skin (not directly on the gum itself). I was wondering if anyone knows if this odd sensation sounds like nerve damage, or could it be something entirely unrelated to nerve damage? I have my post-op appointment in 4 days. Should I try to reschedule the appointment ASAP? Thank you!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.