Amanda Holden can't feel her face, after undergoing wisdom teeth removal four years ago.
'I can't feel anything!' she told The Mirror on Monday, talking about the procedure that left her with seemingly permanent side-effects.
'I can't feel a thing from here to here,' Amanda, 50, told the publication, referencing the left side of her bottom lip and jaw, having had all four wisdom teeth extracted.
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The NHS list pain and mild bruising that can last for up to 2 weeks as side-effects, and complications such as dry sockets, nerve injury, infection, swelling and bleeding.
But Amanda appears to be in the one in 200 patients that are left with permanent after-effects.
'The numbness is on the side with the tooth that flipped out really easily. I've had scans of it and they showed that the nerve wasn't damaged, so they think the feeling may return. But it has been over 18 months now, so I'm not sure it will to be honest. It's bizarre but you get used to it,' she explained.
She also explained: 'I have TMJ. I don't even know what it stands for, but it's something to do with your jaw and I've got it.
'I can't feel anything!' Amanda has been talking about the procedure that left her with seemingly permanent side-effects
'Most people who have it grind their teeth, but I don't. Instead I have a habit of doing a thing which means I unconsciously tense a muscle in my neck and it causes me headaches at least once a week.
'It's become like breathing and blinking – it is a reflex and I do it automatically, without even thinking about it. I even do it when I'm having a massage.'
TMJ stands for Temporomandibular joint disorder and is often a symptom of stress.
Amanda was back to work after