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Facial numbness with a toothache?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes. Possible. Best advice is to see your DDS ASAP.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Possible. Best advice is to see your DDS ASAP.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is possible.
A toothache is usually the result of the nerve in the tooth having "died" which can lead to an infection and with the infection - swelling which can lead to pressure on the nerve and numbness.
On the other hand they might be coincidental findings - not related - not causal. A dentist or oral surgeon should be able to evaluate, diagnose and at least treat the toothache and advise if it is related.

In brief: It is possible.
A toothache is usually the result of the nerve in the tooth having "died" which can lead to an infection and with the infection - swelling which can lead to pressure on the nerve and numbness.
On the other hand they might be coincidental findings - not related - not causal. A dentist or oral surgeon should be able to evaluate, diagnose and at least treat the toothache and advise if it is related.
Dr. David Schneider
Dr. David Schneider
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