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Why is my mouth and tongue having numbness?

Why is my mouth and tongue having numbness?

Personal evaluation: A numb feeling in the mouth or tongue could have many possible causes, such as but not limited to an early sign of aphthous stomatitis, a dry mouth (xerostomia), from medications, hormonal changes, certain medical conditions, or allergies. See your dentist who may need to refer you to your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can partial numbness in the tongue be repaired?

Can partial numbness in the tongue be repaired?

Is cause known?: The answer to you question depends on why your tongue is numb - was it injured or did it occur spontaneously? If you did not have an injury or surgery which could potentially explain the tongue numbness, then it's more troublesome than a known cause. Either way, you need guidance from an oral surgeon to determine the cause (if no known injury), and possibly determine prognosis (future). ...Read more

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What illness causes numbness on the tip of your tongue?

What illness causes numbness on the tip of your tongue?

Tongue numbness: There are lots of possibilities including something as simple as a food allergy or sensitivity. If the numbness persists, first see your dentist who may refer you to a physician if necessary in order to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Beetroot causes a numbness of my tongue why?

Beetroot causes a numbness of my tongue why?

Allergic?: Allergies are a very common cause of tongue numbness. Food allergies will often cause tongue swelling or numbness. Beetroot can be found in many foods, so be careful to read ingredients. Stay hydrated and ask your doctor if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good idea. Good luck and stay away from beets! ...Read more

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Can lichen plantus cause numbness in my tongue?

Yes: In some cases, patients will experience numbness in the oral cavity. It is recommended that you have the areas regularly evaluated by a dentist trained in oral medicine. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

Not sure about the: Numbness but taste actually comes from smell. Are you having allergy problems and possibly a lot of post nasal drip? ...Read more

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I feel numbness on the tip of my tongue right after I woke up. What is it and how can I fix it?

Tongue numbness: The most common serious cause of tongue numbness, called Paresthesia, is nerve damage, which can affect any part of the body, including the tongue. The most common cause of nerve damage to the tongue are botched dental procedures like wisdom tooth extractions, root canals, or implants. Sometimes allergies to certain foods, or meds which might also have swelling or blisters. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a bit of numbness on tip of my tongue and lasts for few seconds.It started this week. What might be the problem?

Check needed: Numbness of tongue can come from many sources: 1) nerve damage--injured nerve from oral surgery or biting or burning. (can you think of any trauma?) 2) allergies (did you change toothpaste recently or ate unusual stuff?) 3) nutritional deficiency (how well do you eat?) 4) acid (pineapples? Acid reflux / gerd?) 5) others, like stroke or ms. See a doctor to rule out all of the above to be safe. ...Read more

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I have an injury on the right side of my tongue which is causing partial numbness on same right side of yhe tongue, can it heal on its own or nerepair?

I have an injury on the right side of my tongue which is causing partial numbness on same right side of yhe tongue, can it heal on its own or nerepair?

Tongue injury: You did not tell us how long ago this occurred. Most wounds of this nature will heal on their own with time. Keep it clean with salt water rinses. It is always better to consult with a professional, in this case a dentist, to ensure that nothing else needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause tongue and facial numbness?

No: By "pinched nerve, " I am assuming you mean in the spine. The nerve providing sensation to the face and the multiple nerves that contribute to the tongue come from the skull base, not the spine. ...Read more

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I have a numbness on the tip (but in side) of my tongue. It's not going away and it's made the tip go numb...?

Seek an evaluation: It is hard to tell without examining you. I would suggest a visit to an oral surgeon, oral medicine specialist, or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I feel a strange sensation of numbness in my tongue and palate all day? No recent surgeries or something

Investigate: Problem may be neurologic, reaction to medications, change in something in your diet, or many other reasons. Please see your Physician for an examination. ...Read more

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I have 2 pink bumps on the top of my tongue that are symmetrical on opposite sides of my tongue. They don't hurt and I don't have any pain/numbness. ?

I have 2 pink bumps on the top of my tongue that are symmetrical on opposite sides of my tongue. They don't hurt and I don't have any pain/numbness.
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Where?: If they are in the back toward the tonsils they are taste buds. If they are new have your doctor or dentist check it out to make sure it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What can cause left side and sudden lip and tongue numbness ?

What can cause left side and sudden lip and tongue numbness ?

See DDS first: See your dentist to rule out any obvious dental pathology, if negative your primary care
MD may refer you to a neurologist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tingling/numbness feeling in tongue 18months post op? Tongue not numb but the sensation and feeling continue.

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Is it normal to have tingling/numbness feeling in tongue 18months post op? Tongue not numb but the sensation and feeling continue.

Numb mouth: Depends on what operation you had done. Highly recommend you return to the surgeon who did your operation and ask him/her about this. ...Read more

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I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

Angioedema: this can be critical. some antihypertensive medications can be associated it and some NSAIDs cause it too, I suggest you see an allergist for some blood work and if currently swollen, seek medical attention immediately. You need to have some test to check your type of angioedema, it is likely to be idiopathic. if the attacks are frequent, a daily antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) help ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more