Peripheral Facial Nerve Paralysis After Upper Third Molar Extraction


Cakarer S. , Can T., Cankaya B. , Erdem M. A. , Yazici S., Ayintap E., ...More

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.21, no.6, pp.1825-1827, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181f43dcf
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1825-1827

Abstract

Peripheral facial nerve paralysis (PFNP) after mandibular interventions has been reported in the literature. In most cases, paralysis begins immediately after the injection of the mandibular anesthesia, and duration of facial weakness is less than 12 hours. However, there are few documented cases of PFNP after maxillary dental or surgical procedures.