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A 63-year-old female asked:

I had a composit filling come out and i have not had it fixed and now i have a slight numbness on the right side of my face can this be caused by the tooth ?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Possible: You may be getting an abcessed tooth or infection. Sometimes swelling from an infected tooth can cause a feeling of numbness. See your dentist asap.
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe: When a tooth is left exposed without a sealed filling, decay can quickly progress into the nerve. Your symptoms may indicate the beginning of an abscessed tooth. See a dentist asap!

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Last updated Nov 23, 2014

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