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Doctor insights on: Tooth Tingling Symptoms

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Will an infected tooth cause face and head tingling?

Will an infected tooth cause face and head tingling?

It could: Internal pressure from the infection can temporarily alter the transmission of nerve impulses. The acidity of the infection can also affect the chemistry in the area resulting in the same affect. Left untreated the damage can become permanent. ...Read more

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I had dental work done, and now my tooth is tingling, and even painful to touch. Help?

I had dental work done, and now my tooth is tingling, and even painful to touch. Help?

Too high: It is not unusual to have minor tooth sensitivity after dental work.This should only last a few days.If the sensitivity continues over 3-4 days or gets worse with time, it is possible that new dental work is too high.This puts more pressure on tooth when bite down and causes temperature/pressure sensitivity.A small adjustment should stop all this. If it doesn't, possible cracked tooth, abscess, etc. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom tooth coming though cause tingling sensations. If it does how long will it take to go?

Can a wisdom tooth coming though cause tingling sensations. If it does how long will it take to go?

Not normal: Not normal to have tingling with wisdom tooth eruption. Best advice is to see the wisdom tooth expert, board certified oral surgeon for exam/discussion. ...Read more

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Unilateral mild tingling on lip, tongue, front upper tooth 5 mos,. All medical/dental tests u can name are good! Dr. think it's myofascial. Can it be?

Unilateral mild tingling on lip, tongue, front upper tooth 5 mos,. All medical/dental tests u can name are good! Dr. think it's myofascial. Can it be?

One more: One more consultation required. See a Neurologist. By the way myofacial means face muscles. It's not a diagnosis. The second half of the description is missing. Your doctor would have said myofacial ................ ...Read more

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My lower teeth are tingling after wisdom tooth extraction last week. Is this normal? How long is the recovery time? Everything else if fine.

My lower teeth are tingling after wisdom tooth extraction last week.  Is this normal?  How long is  the recovery time?  Everything else if fine.

Paresthesia: is a rarer complication of lower dental implant placement. See your surgeon for post-op evaluation and a proper parasthesia treatment as early as possible. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness and tingling after wisdom tooth extraction?

What to do if I have numbness and tingling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Numbness: How long ago was the wisdom tooth extraction? There can be some trauma to the nerve during wisdom tooth extraction and this can take some time to heal. Call the extracting dentist or oral surgeon about this and they will be able to answer your questions and follow your healing. ...Read more

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Why massaging my temporalis muscle fixes my tooth sensitivity/lip tingling? is there a relation between this muscle and the upper teeth/lip?

Why massaging my temporalis muscle fixes my tooth sensitivity/lip tingling? is there a relation between this muscle and the upper teeth/lip?

Common nerves: The temporalis muscle is controlled by a branch of the same cranial nerve that gives sensory innervation to the face, teeth, tongue, maxilla and mandible. The 5th cranial nerve or trigeminal nerve is a very large nerve with 3 major sensory branches and motor nerve branches to the muscles of mastication. The temporalis muscle happens to be one of those muscles. ...Read more