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Will an infected tooth cause face and head tingling?

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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
It is possible: That infection from a tooth can affect certain sensory nerves that serve the facial areas where the nerve distribution is found. Altered sensation or tingling needs to be figured out. Seek examination for this infected tooth issue issue with your dentist as soon as possible. There are other causes as well and additional exams with other health care providers may be needed. Good luck!
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
It could: Internal pressure from the infection can temporarily alter the transmission of nerve impulses. The acidity of the infection can also affect the chemistry in the area resulting in the same affect. Left untreated the damage can become permanent.

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