This case involves a college-aged male patient who had 2 impacted wisdom teeth that required removal. He underwent a prophylactic removal of his right molar, which was impacted but asymptomatic. After the surgery, the patient began experiencing numbness in his tongue. The patient reported this to his treating physician and was reassured that this post-operative symptom was temporary. No followup was made. He ultimately saw a specialist 6 months after his surgery and was diagnosed with traumatic neuropathy of the lingual nerve. The patient suffered a total loss of taste sensation on his tongue.