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DENTAL SCIENCE - CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 776-778

Rehabilitation of Bell's palsy patient with complete dentures


1 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, KSR Institute of Dental Sciences, Thiruchengode, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, C.K.S Teja Dental College, Tirupathi, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Tagore Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Consultant Prosthodontist, Pearl's Dental, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
6 KSR Institute of Dental Sciences, Thiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
J Muthuvignesh
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, KSR Institute of Dental Sciences, Thiruchengode
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.163558

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Facial nerve disorders may be of sudden onset and more often of unknown etiology. Edema of the facial nerve within the fallopian canal results in Bell's palsy. This causes compression of the nerve and affects the microcirculation. Many authors have suggested treatment for facial nerve paralysis ranging from simple physiotherapy to complicated microvascular decompression. It more often results in symptoms like synkinesis and muscle spasm after the decompression surgery of the nerve because of the inability to arrange the nerve fibers within the canal. The treatment choice also depends on patient's age, extent of the nerve damage, and patient's needs and desires. Many patients who cannot be rehabilitated functionally can be treated for esthetics of the involved muscles. This case report elaborates about a patient who was rehabilitated for esthetics and to some extent for function.


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