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numbness on the left side of my face, cheek and lips.

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For the past 6 weeks I've been experiencing numbness on the left side of my face, cheek and lips. I fear it's trigeminal neuralgia,or the precursor to it, but so far no pain. I've seen a dentist and am using a mouth guard which does nothing. Thanks for your opinion.

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replied February 16th, 2017
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Neuralgia is usually associated with compression / irritation of a neural organ, which induces constant or progressive form of pain which does not subside under normal conditions.

Your condition may not be due to neuralgia, but may be due to some other pathology affecting the sensory nerve function of your face.

Consult your doctor or a neurologist who can examine you and provide a proper medical opinion.

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