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Is it possible for general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

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Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Not really

General anesthesia sometimes involves a breathing tube or airway device that may cause numbness to the tongue but not the face.

In brief: Not really

General anesthesia sometimes involves a breathing tube or airway device that may cause numbness to the tongue but not the face.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

This is however, not due to the anesthesia, but is more likely due to the manipulation of the airway.
More specifically this is most likely due to having a breathing tube placed during the surgery. This usually resolves fairly quickly. The facial numbness is more concerning and i would ask that you speak to your anesthesiologist.

In brief: Yes

This is however, not due to the anesthesia, but is more likely due to the manipulation of the airway.
More specifically this is most likely due to having a breathing tube placed during the surgery. This usually resolves fairly quickly. The facial numbness is more concerning and i would ask that you speak to your anesthesiologist.
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Highly unlikely

The anesthesia itself shouldn't cause the numbness, but local anesthetics (commonly referred to as "novocaine") or surgical procedures can result in numbness.

In brief: Highly unlikely

The anesthesia itself shouldn't cause the numbness, but local anesthetics (commonly referred to as "novocaine") or surgical procedures can result in numbness.
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