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Can sinus or tooth pain make your tongue kinda numb?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

Tooth pain may effect your tongues nerves.
However sinus pain will usually not effect your tongue. Please see your dentist asap as tongue numbing symptoms are best treated if caught very early . An oral surgeon may be needed for a consultation. Take care..

In brief: Rarely

Tooth pain may effect your tongues nerves.
However sinus pain will usually not effect your tongue. Please see your dentist asap as tongue numbing symptoms are best treated if caught very early . An oral surgeon may be needed for a consultation. Take care..
Dr. Marguerite Myers
Dr. Marguerite Myers
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sinus No; Tooth yes

An infected lower posterior tooth can very rarely result in TEMPORARY decrease in tongue sensation.
Should resolve when tooth treated. If tongue symptoms persist, not normal. Then seek oral surgery or ENT exam.

In brief: Sinus No; Tooth yes

An infected lower posterior tooth can very rarely result in TEMPORARY decrease in tongue sensation.
Should resolve when tooth treated. If tongue symptoms persist, not normal. Then seek oral surgery or ENT exam.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. David Stall
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Due to the way nerves work, your tongue could not be affected by sinus or upper tooth problems.
You should check with your dentist about this problem.

In brief: No

Due to the way nerves work, your tongue could not be affected by sinus or upper tooth problems.
You should check with your dentist about this problem.
Dr. David Stall
Dr. David Stall
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

A lower tooth infection that has damaged the lingual nerve can cause this but it is extremely rare.
So can a tumor. Either case it is important to see an oral surgeon asap!

In brief: Maybe

A lower tooth infection that has damaged the lingual nerve can cause this but it is extremely rare.
So can a tumor. Either case it is important to see an oral surgeon asap!
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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