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what does it mean when the tip of your tongue gets numb like

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what does it mean when the tip of your tongue gets numb like you've been to a denist & have not?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Susan Ivy replied 6 years ago.
Hello and Thank you for writing to JustAnswer health with your question, and i am sorry that you question has not been answered in a more timely manner (I'm just logging back onto the site myself after being away for a few hours).

Did this happen spontaneously (all at once) or was it a gradual numbing? Did you initially have any tingling in the tongue?

And, you do not recall burning the tongue on hot food or such, correct?

Is it effecting your speech?

Do you have a way to check your blood pressure? Do you have history of elevated BP that you know of?

Are you currently under treatment for any disorders of any type or taking medication? If so what are they?

Do you have any other symptoms? Any tingling or numbness elsewhere, headache?

If you go to the mirror and smile, does your smile appear normal or crooked on one side?