This article chronicles the personal journey of a dentist facing Bell's Palsy while pursuing licensure in the United States. Bell's Palsy, an idiopathic unilateral facial paralysis, is explored in detail, including its clinical presentation and differential diagnosis. The author shares their experiences, challenges, and treatments, shedding light on the impact of this mysterious nerve disorder on their daily life, work, and mental well-being. The article highlights the importance of early diagnosis, comprehensive evaluation, and treatment strategies for Bell's Palsy. The author's story serves as a poignant reminder for healthcare professionals to approach patients with empathy and compassion and recognize the life-altering effects of oral health conditions.
Shah, Sneha BDS
"Bell’s Palsy: My Journey with a Mysterious Nerve Disorder,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 104:
10, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol104/iss10/6