Some of the causes of a numb tongue are very severe, which need immediate treatment and some are mild, which do not need treatment and the numb tongue resolves on its own. Some of the potential causes for your tongue to go numb includes paresthesia, trauma, burning mouth syndrome, stroke, anesthesia, medication use, tumor and other factors, which can damage the taste buds and result in a numb tongue are increasing age, alcohol abuse, gum decay, ill-fitting dentures and smoking.
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