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A member asked about a 63-year-old male:

Husband has type 2 diabetes. he has a small area of facial numbness on right side of mouth, like dental procedure/novocaine, fingertips, right.

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
See doctor: Whether or not the diabetes is well controlled this condition should be evaluated asap. It could be caused by a number of different things. Diabetic neuropathy, a tumor or growth impinging on a nerve, circulation problems, multiple sclerosis are all things that can cause numbness or tingling anywhere in the body. Get him to the doctor quickly. Good luck.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Also call your Dentist for an examination to rule out oral causes, such as abscessed tooth.
Mar 4, 2014
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.
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