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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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I HAVE LACK OF SENSITIVITY WITH MY BACK TEETH BOTH UPPER &

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I HAVE LACK OF SENSITIVITY WITH MY BACK TEETH BOTH UPPER & LOWER PARTS OF MY MOUTH. I HAD AN MRI AND FOUND OUT THAT I HAD A SILENT STROKE. HAD A COMPLETE PHYSICAL AND EVERYTHING WAS FIND. WHAT IS CAUSING THE LACK OF SENSITIVITY WITH MY TEETH? IT HAS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

This is Dr. David

damage to part of the brain and the cranial nerves of the maxillary and manibular division of the facial nerve can cause lack of sensitivity of your teeth in the upper and lower parts of your mouth.

I silent stroke can do this.

do you have a copy of your brain MRI scan report? was the MRI scan with contrast?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It was done without contrast
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

I see.

I would get a copy of your MRI scan.

I would be happy to review it with you

if it showed a silent stroke, this could be enough to cause damage to certain cranial nerves

which can cause numbness of the back upper and lower parts of your mouth and gums and teeth.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My question is have to solve it?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

stroke damage to the brain can be difficult to solve

you have to improve circulation to the brain.

no smoking, no alcohol, regular exercise, bring down your cholesterol levels

physical therapy and occupational therapy can help as well.