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Can general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tongue?

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Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not typically

It would be unusual for numbness of the tongue to arise just from general anesthesia unless the anesthesiologist was exceptionally agressive during intubation and did significant damage in the mouth.
Numbness in the face would also be very unlikely.

In brief: Not typically

It would be unusual for numbness of the tongue to arise just from general anesthesia unless the anesthesiologist was exceptionally agressive during intubation and did significant damage in the mouth.
Numbness in the face would also be very unlikely.
Dr. Brett Noorda
Dr. Brett Noorda
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
If the surgery was done on the neck or face it could be the cause of numbness.
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.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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