Lower gums and lip sensation problem

I believe I took too much liquid anbesol for an issue I had in the back of my mouth due to a wisdom tooth. For the past two days I have had little to no sensation in my lower lip and gums. Is there a way to repair this?

Answer: Too Much Topical

By Sarah h

Anbesol is an over-the-counter topical anesthetic, or benzocaine. It usually will only last approximately 15-20 minutes. If you are experiencing wisdom tooth complications, it is quite possible, that the nerve is being compressed causing the sensation of being numb or loss of feeling in the area. This happens when there is swelling around the tooth, forcing pressure upon the nerve. The swelling is usually a result of an infection, which creates an abscess, or pus pocket. Until this is cleared and the swelling begins to diminish, not only may you experience numbness, but you may also start to see increased facial swelling as well. It is best to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to determine and properly diagnose the cause. If there is an infection present you will want to obtain an antibiotic as soon as possible.

More Questions from Toothache

Can non impacted wisdom teeth cause pain?

Hello I am a 27 year old female. Healthy as far as I know. Healthy weight and very active. I have recently been having right sided headaches. The pain is behind my ear above my ear and into my forehead. My right ear has also been hurting on and...

Baby tooth loss

i have always been a late baby tooth loser. I just lost my last one I believe. It was my second molar. I lost it last week but even now my gum where I lost it still feels funny. It doesn't hurt but it feels very funny. Any advice on why?

How to get rid of toothache

I have a gum that is swollen and it's pushing against a tooth and I want to get the swollen gum to go away cause it hurts so bad I feel like crying. I have tried everything it is and nothing helps and if it does it's for a short period

What is causing severe pain after a simple filling?

Hi, I had two lower fillings done this past Wednesday. I went in due to pain and was told I had a cavity, therefor my dentist went ahead and did the filling on that tooth and another I needed done. Initially, there was no pain and I went into...

braces with green rubber bands

Is this toothpaste okay with braces?

I have braces on my top abd bottom teeth. I also have white spots on my top teeth. I am getting my braces off Jamuary 22,2018 and want to try and even out the coloring. I have this AP24 Whitening Flouride Toothpaste. Is that toothpaste okay to use...

Lower gums and lip sensation problem

I believe I took too much liquid anbesol for an issue I had in the back of my mouth due to a wisdom tooth. For the past two days I have had little to no sensation in my lower lip and gums. Is there a way to repair this?

Toothache on the right side of my mouth

I have a really bad toothache and I can't find anything to help relieve it? I've tried cotton ball with Apple cider vinegar, acetaminophen, a rinse with hydrogen peroxide & none of those work. And I can't go see the dentist because they're...

Molar/sensitive teeth toothache

I am 17 years old. I have been getting pain by my molar and premolar. Its also my sensitive teeth. The pain is worse at night. A month or so ago, I went for an x ray for my wisdoms and they are impacted so Dr said I have to wear my retainers every...

My teeth didn't hurt until I got fillings..why do they hurt?

Hello! 1)I wanted to ask you guys if it's normal to have sharp pain after having a filling done over a month ago? 2) Should I get a 2nd opinion? 3) What is wrong with me? I had fillings done on my bottom right teeth (1 month ago) and my top...

Does magnesium help with Abscess swelling?

Hello, I have a drained abcess but the swelling is still in my left lower jaw. I've read that magnesium tablets/pills helps with this. Is this true? If so how many to take at one time as well as what brand and mg to get for this? I'm already...