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A 22-year-old female asked:

Numbness in the left side of my face under my eye, towards my mouth on and off. can this be caused by tmj or b-12 deficiency?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental visit: Advise you start with a dental visit to xray and eliminate teeth as the cause of the numbness
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Possibly: Could also be tooth/teeth infection, gum infection, neurological disorder, infected sinus, and lots of other possibilities. Need both dental and medical work-ups, including appropriate x-rays and lab tests. Please schedule both examinations now. Important to not put this off.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Very unlikely: There are lots of other more likely causes and any unexplained numbness needs to be evaluated asap. First a dentist to rule out any dental causes, followed by a visit to your primary care physician if not dental in origin.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2018

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