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Numbness in face, trouble eating, excessive drooling, weight loss. Done root canal

In the past, I had 2 root canals with not problems!!! about 3 yrs ago, my niece, who worked for a dentist , had a toot canal, by that dentist. within a yr, she started numbness on that side of face, trouble eating,,drooling to the point that she became withdrawn from people because of embarrassment....she cannot eat & has lost wgt. from 165lbs to 104lbs.....many drs., several hospital stays & is close to death... What do you think could be problem? She is close to death as we speak & in hospital, but so far.....really bad health care!!!
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to ask you few questions like:-
-does she has loss of expression on that side?
-is she able to close her eye lid of that side completely?
-does this problem started after getting RCT started?

If all these symptoms are present then its a case of BELL'S PALSY due to facial nerve damage.
It might have happened because the anesthesia given while starting RCT was probably given at wrong site i.e. somewhat in parotid capsule near facial nerve.
If that's the case you should concern oral & maxillofacial surgeon for getting it treated.

Take Care
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Answered: Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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