numb top front teeth and a lisp after double jaw surgery

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tommm31
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numb top front teeth and a lisp after double jaw surgery

#1 Post by tommm31 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:55 pm

Hey there,
I am at almost 4 weeks post double jaw surgery and noticed recently that my top front teeth are numb. I guess after they took out my splint and I could start `exploring`my mouth. At the same time I have had a lisp since the surgery. Is it possible that both are related? And do they generally go away?
For the last two days I have had occasional shooting pain in one of my teeth. Which hopefully means that the numbness won´t be permanent.
thanks

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Re: numb top front teeth and a lisp after double jaw surgery

#2 Post by nowiseethemoon » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:34 pm

I think all my teeth ache/hurt, especially all the molars. :( However, my top gums are completely numb. My splint comes out next week. I am quite expecting to have some sort of speech impediment because all my mouth has been re-arranged inside!

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Re: numb top front teeth and a lisp after double jaw surgery

#3 Post by snapdresser » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:45 pm

The lisp could be from your tongue getting used to the new position of your jaws, and the numbness might make that even harder. Both should get better with time; you’re still early on in recovery. Give it another year :lol: :gavel:
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