Originally Posted by aaronxxx
i have a patch in my facial hair that came from getting my wisdom teeth removed. dental surgery is actually a pretty common cause of patches in facial hair under the jaw.
Thats actually really interesting. I had reconstructive jaw surgery in December 2002. I've tried to look at pictures of my face before then to see how the beard was, and the patch was considerably smaller, but I always just chalked it up to me being younger and having a less thick facial hair growth.
But, I always did think this patch was related to that surgery. Very interesting that you have the same situation. I should note that from the surgery in December 2002 (and about 4 follow up surgeries therafter) I have no feeling in my lower lip and chin, and most of my lower gums have no feeling either. Seems more and more to me like this is the culprit.