International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(5A), 1-4DOI:
Abstract: Bell’s palsy is defined as a neuropathy of the peripheral seventh cranial nerve or the facial nerve. It is usually from an idiopathic cause but it can result from traumatic, compressive, infective, inflammatory or metabolic abnormalities involving the facial nerve. Bell’s palsy is more common in adults than in children. We present a case of Bell’s palsy in an 38-year-old women who completely recovered after treatment with oral antiviral agents and steroids followed by regular facial physiotherapy. The dilemma in management of Bell’s palsy with a review of relevant literature is discussed in this report.