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Monday, November 30, 2015
Numbness of Tongue/Lip
I have been having numbness on the left side of my tongue and lower lip. It`s been for 3 weeks and no reason like dental work being done
Most of my experiences with lingual and lip parathesia/anesthesia are related to some form of either trauma (post surgical manipulation or technical anesthesia complication related to mask or tube placement, or complications associated with local anesthetic blocks). I also have seen unilateral sensation problems related to viral infections.
I would strongly suggest that you see your primary care provider and have them evaluate this condition as soon as possible.
I can not make an educated diagnosis without seeing you and evaluating the situation and performing some diagnostic tests. I hope this helps.
Richard J Jurevic, DDS, PhD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University