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Question: POST WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION-- LOST VOICE????


 autumngrace8 - Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:11 pm

4 days ago I had my wisdom teeth extracted. I have had the usual side effects for impacted teeth... numbness of tongue and cheeks, earache, tight jaw muscles. But, I have one symptom that doesn't seem right to me. I have lost my voice completely!Is this something that is common? How did this happen? When can I expect to speak again. I am a teacher and rely on my voice. Thanks.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:14 am

User avatar Hi autumngrace8,
Although it is unusual, laryngeal edema is a possibility. Is there significant edema or swelling located around the eyes, face or lips? This is an infrequent but serious event. I would certainly hope that you have contacted your physician for a follow up evaluation. Best wishes.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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