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I have a tooth infection but my lower jaw chin area is numb is this normal?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Very Serious Problem
This condition could become permanent if you don't have that tooth addressed immediately! don't wait.
Get to a dentist or oral surgeon and have that tooth either removed or have that infection taken care of right now. There's absolutely no excuse at this point...Get it evaluated and fixed. If your chin or lip stays numb permanently, you'll never forgive yourself for waiting. This is serious!

In brief: Very Serious Problem
This condition could become permanent if you don't have that tooth addressed immediately! don't wait.
Get to a dentist or oral surgeon and have that tooth either removed or have that infection taken care of right now. There's absolutely no excuse at this point...Get it evaluated and fixed. If your chin or lip stays numb permanently, you'll never forgive yourself for waiting. This is serious!
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
If the numbness is in the area of the infection, then it may be related.

In brief: Possibly
If the numbness is in the area of the infection, then it may be related.
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Numbness
An osteomyelitis could be developing.
Please see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon soon.

In brief: Numbness
An osteomyelitis could be developing.
Please see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon soon.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Dr. Majid Jamali
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: NO
It is common for people to have tooth infections, but rare to cause numbness to the chin.
The nerves supplying the chin come from 2 nerve trunks one right one left. Is the lack of sensation stopping at the midline of chin? If so it s related to some problem with the mandibular nerve on that side. If it is the chin bilaterally, another disease process is at work. See a professional asap.

In brief: NO
It is common for people to have tooth infections, but rare to cause numbness to the chin.
The nerves supplying the chin come from 2 nerve trunks one right one left. Is the lack of sensation stopping at the midline of chin? If so it s related to some problem with the mandibular nerve on that side. If it is the chin bilaterally, another disease process is at work. See a professional asap.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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