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Can a toothache cause numbness in your lips?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, infection can temporarily affect local nerve function.
However there are more ominous causes of numb lip. So make sure you treat the tooth and determine if numbness persists. If so, see an oral surgeon ASAP.

In brief: Yes

Yes, infection can temporarily affect local nerve function.
However there are more ominous causes of numb lip. So make sure you treat the tooth and determine if numbness persists. If so, see an oral surgeon ASAP.
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Dr. Danni Sayman
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If you have an infected tooth close to the nerve it may numb your lips.

In brief: Yes

If you have an infected tooth close to the nerve it may numb your lips.
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Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

A common cause of a toothache is a dental abscess.
If the infected tooth is a lower premolar or molar, the infection can put pressure on the major nerve in that area, which also provides sensation to the lower lip. In any case, you should seek the opinion of an endodontist or dentist to help guide your treatment.

In brief: Absolutely

A common cause of a toothache is a dental abscess.
If the infected tooth is a lower premolar or molar, the infection can put pressure on the major nerve in that area, which also provides sensation to the lower lip. In any case, you should seek the opinion of an endodontist or dentist to help guide your treatment.
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