I appreciate your time. One more thing; The question I have is the numbing didn't correspond with the tooth extraction. It started about four or five months before the tooth was pulled. The only symptoms that changed at the same time was the swelling of the jaw dissipated when the numbing started (this was about a year ago), not sure if thats when the infection spread to a different area or not but thats what it feels like. One last symptom I failed to mention is that I have had trouble swallowing sometimes throughout the day. But Thanks so much for your Help!!!