Facial numbness with a toothache?

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.
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.

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Facial numbness with a toothache worry me. Is it normal?

Facial numbness. Facial numbness for any reason is not normal and is cause for concern. Facial numbness related to a toothache may be caused by a tooth infection affecting the nerves surrounding the tooth. Please see your dentist as soon as possible. Read more...
Very troublesome. There could be nerve involvement. See your dentist immediately. Read more...
No. No. Can be from infected tooth or something more sinister. See oral surgeon for evaluation. Read more...

I am experiencing fever, facial swelling, toothache and facial numbness. The following also describes me: Runny nose. What should I do?

Infection. You may have a bacterial or viral infection. Start with your Dentist. Your symptoms can be attributed to infected tooth (teeth). If your Dentist clears you, the next person to see is your General Physician to evaluate for sinusitis or upper respiratory infection. Read more...