The injured lingual nerve generally will recover in weeks to months. However, very few cases may remain dysesthesia permanently. Seeing a neurologist is advised.
I had three fillings replaced on Wednesday and never get novocaine but was talked into it this time. The pain during the injection was very bad. Since the novocaine wore off, I have pain all over the area that had been numb, part of my tongue included. It tingles, burns, hurts. Movement, eating, hot, cold, all make it worse.
I went back to the dentist Monday. He said the needle touched the nerve and it could take months to heal. He filed my filings a bit more to improve my bite in case that might help. He told me to use warm, wet heat 10-15min. on then off. He gave me tylenol with codeine, which takes the edge off the pain for about two hours at a time, although I am to take it every 4-6 hours.
When the pain goes down, sometimes parts of my face, etc., feel partially numb. The hot compress feels okay, but when I remove it, then pain gets worse. Last night, I woke up hourly in pain. This *****! There is really nothing to be done for it but pain management. Or is there???