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I have some numbness/tingling around my left cheekbone/ left

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I have some numbness/tingling around my left cheekbone/ left eye. Its been about 4 or so days, not sure whats goin on, it doesnt hurt
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Tingling or numbness sometimes results from nicking if a nerve during a local anesthetic infection given during treatment. Have u received any dental treatment in that region recently?

-Dr.Behere

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have not received any treatment recently
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I may have wisdom teeth that i dont know about , never had any removed
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Wisdom teeth cause numbness only when the impinge on a nerve. Moreover, the area that you describe the numbness to be affecting, does not match the location of wisdom teeth.

Another common reason I can think of is a dental infection, an abscess that is involving a nerve and thus evoking those symptoms.

If these common symptoms are ruled out, then more uncommon ones are lesions of proper neurial origin. To confirm these, you will first need a dental X ray to rule out dental cause, and then a MRI to diagnose nerve issues.

Hope this points you in the right direction. Please leave a positive rating if my answer has helped you.

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Regards,

Dr.Behere

Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Im just following up ! Did my answer help? If yes, please leave a positive rating for me. I do not get credit for it otherwise !

If you have any further question, do write back!

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Dr. Behere

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