One reason some people give for not wearing their new denture is because their denture causes them to gag.
Before you discard your denture or dentures forever, you need to discover the real cause for your gag reflex and what your options are. Continue reading →
It is thought that as a result ofÂ inflammationÂ of the facial nerve, pressure is produced on the nerve where it exits the skull within its bony canal, blocking the transmission of neural signals or damaging the nerve. Patients with facial palsy for which an underlying cause can be found are notÂ considered to have Bell’s palsyÂ per se. Possible causes includeÂ tumor,Â meningitis,Â stroke,Â diabetes mellitus,Â head traumaÂ and inflammatory diseases of the cranial nerves (sarcoidosis,Â brucellosis, etc.). In these conditions, the neurologic findings are rarely restricted to the facial nerve. Babies can be born with facial palsy.Â In a few cases, bilateral facial palsy has been associated withÂ acute HIV infection. Continue reading →