Well, I don't know if you want to hear my story, but here goes...
I had my lower left impacted tooth extracted two months ago. It was running through a nerve, so I knew going in there was a potential for nerve damage. Sure enough, two months later I still don't have feeling in that side of my lip, teeth, or chin. The dentist said it may or may not come back. It's a waiting game. The pain wouldn't have been bad if I hadn't gotten a dry socket that didn't want to heal. It was the worst pain of my life.
However, that being said, my case was a rare one. Before I got the dry socket the pain wasn't that bad at all. I'm sure yours will go better than mine. I'm also 26 and they after 25 there tend to be more complications. Best of luck!
at 2:36 PM on Apr. 13, 2011