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A 52-year-old male asked:

Can dental problems cause paresthesias on the face?

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Dr. David Satloff
Pain Management 41 years experience
Depends what U mean: parestheia is not normal. The most common reason for such is damage to a nerve during a tooth extraction, esp during wisdom tooth extraction. The other reason is impingement of the facial nerve, such as due to parotid gland lesion.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: An infection in the bone can cause pressure on specific nerves which innervate your face and result in paresthesia.
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