Numb cheek, gums
For about 3 days now, I seem to have lost some feeling in the lower/mid cheek on the left side of my face. The lower gums on the same side are numb, as well.
This coincided with a bout of the flu, but while the flu is subsiding, the numbness isn't.
I haven't heard of this being a symptom of the flu so, naturally, I'm a little paranoid.
There's no twitching.
There's no "tingly" sensation, unless I press down on it.
The ability to make facial expressions the left side of my face are difficult (my dimple is gone!).
If I don't take caution when drinking, liquid will escape from the left side of my mouth. When speaking, I can feel saliva trying to find its way out, as well.
Does anyone have any recommendations? Apologies in advance if this is the wrong board for this.
Last edited by jb6; 07-18-2009 at 12:50 AM.