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Causes Of Facial Numbness
Define numbness.: If by "numbness" you mean a tingling sensation on your face, yes, an allergic reaction can produce that sensation. If you mean actual numbness -- that you can't feel any sensation when you touch your face -- that's not allergies, and it's probably something significant, so you should see your doctor without delay. ...Read more
Really need to see dentist but petrified cause I don't like being numb and afraid they hit a nerve and cause perm facial numbness or worse?
Fear of dentist: It sounds like your fear is getting in the way of needed dental treatment. Investigate working with a dental clinic where you have the option to discuss the procedures you need, before going in for the procedure. Discuss with the dentist the fear you have. Going in for a face-to-face visit(s) may help you start to feel less anxious. Putting off dental care only makes your fear worse. ...Read more
Many causes: The face is inervated by the trigeminal nerve. Numbness can be due to problem with this nerve such as injury, infection, multiple sclerosis, tumor or compression of the nerve. The nerve starts at the pons in the brain stem and courses through the skull base to the face. Problems along the nerve can cause numbness. See your dr. And get an exam and possibly an mri. ...Read more
Need more info: How long does it last, where exactly is it, are there other symptoms? Don't have enough info to make assessment. ...Read more
What causes facial numbness on left side that subsides when lying down this has been happening for a year?
See a neurologist: I don't have an answer for you but this is most definitely not normal. See a neurologist asap. This could be a life threatening problem. ...Read more
Not likely: Not likely. The nerve that supplies sensation to the face is the trigeminal nerve. This is a cranial nerve that exits the skull base behind the eyes, so not related to any cervical nerve rootlets. It would be entirely abnormal to have numbness over the face from a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer