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lips and tongue are numb and tingly.

lips and tongue are numb and tingly on the right side like they're waking up from a shot of novacane. My mom is been having this symptom for at least a week now and she wants to know what can cause this symptoms.She's only fifty years old and never had this problem before.She went to the doctor and he said it could be the beggining of facial paralysis. Could it be something else?
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I would check with a neurologist on that.  It could be part of a migraine or even a small stroke.
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Hi,

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Gum numbness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    * Diabetes
    * Infection
    * Peripheral neuropathy
    * Peripheral artery disease (see Artery symptoms)
    * Peripheral nerve trauma (see Nerve symptoms)
    * Peripheral nerve compression (see Nerve symptoms)
    * Cold
    * Compartment syndrome
    * Cerebrovascular accident
    * Gum injury
    * Mouth injury

You would to see your doctor to find out the cause in your case.

Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts.

Regards.
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