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vicenza2010

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dentist and facial palsy
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:50:52 pm »
Hello friends,
I had a retrosigmoid  6 years ago and a facial palsy HB 4.
After therapy, massage, B12 and so on, I am happy  now on HB 2.
Newt week I m going to the dentist for a problem concerning the  root of my tooth on  the side of the palsy.
I am afraid of novacaine or sedation.
Will the facial nerve become weaker? Will the palsy get worse?
Can you share with me your experience please.
Thank you.


June  2010  neuroma 23x16x11mm
Oct.   2010 cyberknife
Sept. 2011 aresorptive hydrocephalus
Oct.   2011 shunt installed
Nov.  2012 neuroma is growing 21x18x21mm
Febr. 2013 rectosigmoid surgery,
post surgery SSD, HB 4, staphylococcus aureus infection

Jill Marie

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Re: dentist and facial palsy
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 06:23:38 pm »
Sorry my reply is to late for your appointment, haven't been on the board as we moved a month ago.  Anyway, I had a root canal done on my left side and had no issues.  I had a facial tumor removed via retrosigmoid on my left side 27 years ago and still have a bit of facial palsy. Hope you did okay at the dentist.  Jill
Facial Nerve Neuroma removed 6/15/92 by Dr. Charles Mangham, Seattle Ear Clinic. Deaf/left ear, left eye doesn't water.

vicenza2010

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Re: dentist and facial palsy
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 04:25:32 pm »
Hello Jill,
 I  appreciate your post.
Today the dentist will work on my tooth once more I will go  through an anesthetic experience again and probably it  will not be the last one.
Sometimes it is important not to feel alone with our anxieties.
Thank you.

June  2010  neuroma 23x16x11mm
Oct.   2010 cyberknife
Sept. 2011 aresorptive hydrocephalus
Oct.   2011 shunt installed
Nov.  2012 neuroma is growing 21x18x21mm
Febr. 2013 rectosigmoid surgery,
post surgery SSD, HB 4, staphylococcus aureus infection

Jill Marie

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Re: dentist and facial palsy
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 12:55:29 pm »
Very true, it seems to help just knowing someone knows what you are going through.  After going through the surgery I too am more anxious when it comes to some medical procedures.  On the plus side though, since I have survived and thrive after so long I don't sweat the small stuff in life so much and appreciate things others don't.  Hope your visit went okay and your dental issues will be resolved soon so you can relax.  Jill
Facial Nerve Neuroma removed 6/15/92 by Dr. Charles Mangham, Seattle Ear Clinic. Deaf/left ear, left eye doesn't water.

jami

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Re: dentist and facial palsy
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 02:44:39 pm »
Thanks for this post / discussion, i always wondered what others were doing or thinking re: the dentist.

I delayed the dentist for a year or two while feeling facial numbness because there is general anxiety. No facial palsy, but still worried about it. And it DID go fine.
Jami
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5/17/18: 2.7 x 2.2 x 2.1cm
8/12/18 right retrosigmoid craniotomy @UNC
8/15/18: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
3/04/19: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm
4/23/19 Cyber Knife treatment
10/23/19 0.7 x 0.3 x 0.8 cm

KayaParker

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Re: dentist and facial palsy
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2023, 09:16:52 pm »
Don't worry, the dentist will find a way out of this situation.

LillyBender

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Re: dentist and facial palsy
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2023, 02:41:54 pm »
You don't need to worry. Tell your doctor about your problem and your fear. Sedatives will not affect your facial nerve. The dentist knows exactly what to do in this situation. I had been afraid of going to the dentist until I found a dentist who took all my fears away. I started getting my teeth treated, and every visit to the dentist was an absolute pleasure. My goal was to have a beautiful smile and healthy teeth. My doctor put in some Mini Implant Dentures because my teeth were decayed. Due to poor hygiene and heredity, my chewing teeth were awful. I am grateful to my doctor for giving me this opportunity.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2023, 04:28:02 am by LillyBender »

donjehle

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Re: dentist and facial palsy
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2023, 06:03:20 pm »
Thank you, LillyBender and KayaParker, for making your first posts on the forums!  The more participation we have here, the better it is for our community.  Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience!
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SarahWong

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Re: dentist and facial palsy
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2023, 03:20:26 am »
I understand that you're worried about your upcoming dental appointment, and I can understand why. I would recommend discussing your concerns with your dentist. They can help you understand the potential risks and how they will take steps to minimize any impact on your facial nerve. You can also visit jeffreygrossdds.com for more information on how to get the best dentist help. Remember that your dentist will be working with you to make sure you are comfortable and safe throughout the procedure. Best of luck with your appointment
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