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Numbness: Sometimes, a tooth infection that is located near a major nerve of the face can cause numbness to that region. This can also be the case of the wisdom tooth infection. But numbness to the face can also be the result of other things too. It is advisable to have it checked by a professional. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more
Depends on cause: You should see a Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT) or Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial paralysis. The treatment depends on the cause of the paralysis, the severity, and the length of time it has been present. This problem can always be improved! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: Heating it does not make it toxic. ...Read more
Possibly: Temporomandibular disorders, jaw pain, orofacial pain or jaw joint problems are terms which denotes chronic jaw pain problem which is not due to any dental pathology. Some of the common symptoms are jaw pain, jaw locking, jaw popping, ear pain, neck pain, severe headaches, ear stuffiness, and face pain and at times tingling. You can contact an orofacial pain dentist (find one on www.Aaop.Org). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First family doc: If your family has males who have heavy facial hair, then you may have a problem. But if all the males in your family have slight facial hair, it's probably genetic. See your family doctor to investigate this further. ...Read more
Neurologist: Basilar migraines are now termed migraines with brainstem aura(MBA), because there is little evidence that the basilar artery is involved. These migraines are uncommon and can be very frightening as they can resemble a stroke: inability to speak, slurred speech, confusion, vertigo, double vision, loss of balance etc. (This type of migraine is different from retinal migraine.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can TMJ cause facial numbness/lack of sensation? CT of brain normal, have seen a neurologist who think it may beTMJ.
Secondary TMJ.: The facial nerve (Cranial nerve VII) courses thru the temporomandibular junction (TMJ). Inflammation or pressure in that region can disrupt the nerve. Usually it isn't due to misalignment of the jaw/mandible with the skull) - that causes a "clicking" sensation when opening/closing the mouth. However, stranger things have happened. Evoked potentials (EMG/NCS) of the facial nerve may help diagnosis. ...Read more
I'm having random migraine headaches with facial twitching. CT normal. Eye doc found optic nerve swelling and recommended MRI. Should I have the MRI?
You bet you should!!: Your facial twitching could be facial myokymia, or hemifacial spasm, and needs imaging. If you have optic neuritis, you likely have an inflammatory neurological disorder. Multiple sclerosis may be answer, and if so, you could start effective and successful treatment which could bring this under control. Hey, it's your choice! ...Read more
Magnesium Deficiency: Fine tune you wellness program with vits minerals, stretching yoga and massage. A good deep tissue specialist will unlock your neck, shoulders and jaws to turn off the headache triggers. Acupuncture is my treatment of choice. Magnesium glycinate as in kal branded is one of the best. Epsoms salts soaking is a great way to peace and quiet. Stay away from opiates, soma, (carisoprodol) ultram and butalbital. ...Read more