Toothache Accompanied By A Face That Becomes Rigid?
Hello doctor. My name is Erna. I want to ask if there are any problems with toothache but the one on the face is dead. The thing is my child has a toothache at night. Then in the afternoon suddenly the right face can’t move. Eyes also can not blink. If you say also menyong. It’s been to the dentist and the dentist says it’s infected and there are bacteria too. Is it true that the effects of infections that have spread everywhere “made my child’s face become immobile (such as the stroke next door). Please answer yes.
Hello Erna, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Weakness of the right side of the face, can not blink, and mouth opening can be caused by paralysis of the facial nerve or also called Bell's palsy. Bell's palsy usually occurs suddenly, but usually is not permanent and can recover again around 6 months.
Bell's palsy is caused by inflammation of the facial nerves and is thought to be related to a viral infection, middle ear infection and diabetes or diabetes. In some cases also found a relationship between toothache and the occurrence of this disease.
You should also look for other causes that might occur in your child such as brain blood vessel disorders or strokes, brain tumors, transient ischemic attacks, guillain barre syndrome, or other diseases. Therefore you can also consult a dentist or neurologist about this condition. Your doctor can perform support checks such as blood tests, electromyography (EMG), and CT scan or MRI to find out the cause of facial muscle paralysis. And can provide drug therapy or advise you to do physiotherapy.
Some things you can do are:
Maintain dental hygiene by brushing your teeth at least twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. Get used to check teeth regularly every 6 months You can also rinse with an antiseptic solution and if still painful can consume pain relievers like your paracetamol too can read the following article:
5 Steps of Effective Dental Care to Avoid Cavities
Hopefully this information can be useful for you.