Transient bell's palsy following mandibular block -- a case report

Cooley, Robert L.; Coon, Donald E.
October 1978
Quintessence International;Oct1978, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p9
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents several case studies of patients affected by Bell's palsy induced by mandibular blocks. The cases include that of an 18 year old white female, a 22 year old white female and a 32 year old white male. It has been concluded that mandibular injections of local anesthetic solutions can produce a temporary type of Bell's palsy. Such facial paralysis is characterized by an inability of closing the eye on the affected side and drooping of the corners of the mouth.


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