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My mom has a tooth infection with numbness on her face dentist said its normal. What should I do now?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not normal
Get a second opinion from another dentist or see an ent.
Numbness during an infection is not normal. I'd be very concerned about extension of the infection or malignancy.

In brief: Not normal
Get a second opinion from another dentist or see an ent.
Numbness during an infection is not normal. I'd be very concerned about extension of the infection or malignancy.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Arun Gadre
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not always
Numbness over the face is not always normal.
It could represent a tumor also. Have her seek a second opinion from another dentist, and insist on imaging studies. If not have her see an head and neck surgeon.

In brief: Not always
Numbness over the face is not always normal.
It could represent a tumor also. Have her seek a second opinion from another dentist, and insist on imaging studies. If not have her see an head and neck surgeon.
Dr. Arun Gadre
Dr. Arun Gadre
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dental Infection
Assuming you are a care giver you need to get the infection taken care of and dental treatment for her. At the start an antibiotic is most likely indicated.

In brief: Dental Infection
Assuming you are a care giver you need to get the infection taken care of and dental treatment for her. At the start an antibiotic is most likely indicated.
Dr. Anthony D'Amico
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