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Numbness in the scalp, face, ear and entire body after RCT

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Posted by: robert.nadar  (7 years ago)
My cousin just had a root canal done in the lower molar teeth , she is having partial numbness in the scalp, face and ear and the entire body.... she cannot feel her hair, ear and face.....what could be the problem...???

sometimes the numbness goes away partially but then it comes back.....
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My cousin just had a root canal done in the lower molar teeth , she is having partial numbness in the scalp, face and ear and the entire body.... she cannot feel her hair, ear and face.....what could be the problem...???

sometimes the numbness goes away partially but then it comes back.....


I see no way a root canal could cause all that numbness. An overfill might cause numbness of half the chin, lip, and maybe tongue, but not the whole side of the body.

The only explanation is your cousin has had a stroke, but even these are not typical symptoms of stroke.
Posted 7 years ago
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Dentist
My cousin just had a root canal done in the lower molar teeth , she is having partial numbness in the scalp, face and ear and the entire body.... she cannot feel her hair, ear and face.....what could be the problem...???

sometimes the numbness goes away partially but then it comes back.....


It is possible to have a retrograde inflammation, possibly due to severe trauma, of the Trigeminal Nerve, which supplies sensation of the face via the V1, V2, V3 branches (Ophthalmic, Maxillary and Mandibular branches); however, it does not account for the ear, at least not the outer portion (pinna) of the ear. There are other symptoms that you do not state, that would have to be concurrent with the symptoms you do state for this far-reaching possibility to seem more plausible. In a case like this, if it has anything to do with the RCT procedure, and I'm not convinced it did, may have been due to the injection(s)of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve, or over-instrumentation with improper chemical lavage. Pay attention to other symptoms that may give more details and a different direction for proper etiology. Personally, I think these two phenomenon are just coincidence.
Posted 7 years ago
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Dentist
My cousin just had a root canal done in the lower molar teeth , she is having partial numbness in the scalp, face and ear and the entire body.... she cannot feel her hair, ear and face.....what could be the problem...???

sometimes the numbness goes away partially but then it comes back.....


It is possible to have a retrograde inflammation, possibly due to severe trauma, of the Trigeminal Nerve, which supplies sensation of the face via the V1, V2, V3 branches (Ophthalmic, Maxillary and Mandibular branches); however, it does not account for the ear, at least not the outer portion (pinna) of the ear. There are other symptoms that you do not state, that would have to be concurrent with the symptoms you do state for this far-reaching possibility to seem more plausible. In a case like this, if it has anything to do with the RCT procedure, and I'm not convinced it did, may have been due to the injection(s)of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve, or over-instrumentation with improper chemical lavage. Pay attention to other symptoms that may give more details and a different direction for proper etiology. Personally, I think these two phenomenon are just coincidence.
Posted 7 years ago
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Posted by: robert.nadar  (7 years ago)
Thanks for all the reply friends, she is ok now, it was due to the over anesthetic that was given to her, she had the symptoms for 1 week and then it went away...
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Thanks for all the reply friends, she is ok now, it was due to the over anesthetic that was given to her, she had the symptoms for 1 week and then it went away...

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