Plainsboro and Monroe, NJ

Plainsboro and Monroe, NJ

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Facial Paralysis in Plainsboro & Monroe, NJ

Facial paralysis can be frightening, which is why you should not delay seeking treatment. Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, is a leading board-certified otolaryngologist in the Central New Jersey area, serving the areas of Monroe and Plainsboro, who will quickly address the cause of your facial paralysis to provide you with relief.

What is Facial Paralysis?

Facial paralysis is the inability to move certain muscles of the face.

What Causes Facial Paralysis?

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There are many reasons why people may experience facial paralysis, a few of which are:

  • Stroke
  • Bell’s palsy, which is caused by a dysfunction of the cranial nerve
  • Tumors
  • Trauma or injury to the face or neck

Benefits of Facial Paralysis Treatment

If you suffer from facial paralysis, treatment is essential if you are to regain control of your muscles.

How is Facial Paralysis Treated?

This will depend on the reason for your paralysis. Common treatments include medication, exercise therapy or surgery.

Preparing for Facial Paralysis Treatment

Dr. Kay will explain the treatment he recommends and why. You will also be provided with specific instructions for your particular treatment, which can involve limiting your activity and eliminating certain medications.

Facial Paralysis Treatment Recovery

The only treatment that requires a recovery period is surgery. After undergoing surgery, you’ll need to be monitored for a few hours to ensure there are no severe side effects from the anesthesia. You may also need to limit your diet to only soft foods or liquids to ensure you do not have any difficulty swallowing.

How Much Does Facial Paralysis Treatment Cost?

The various treatments are all priced differently, with surgery being the most expensive option. Your treatment may be covered by health insurance, in which case we will work with your carrier to determine what benefits are available to you. We also accept cash, personal checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.

Is Facial Paralysis Treatment Right for Me? 

If you are experiencing facial paralysis, self-help methods of treatment are unlikely to yield positive results. Not only that, but facial paralysis often indicates a serious health condition that also requires attention. As such, you should not put off treatment.

Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates: Dr. Scott L. Kay for Facial Paralysis Treatment?

Dr. Scott Kay has received extensive training in facial nerve disorders, including a fellowship at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA that involved facial nerve reanimation. He has also trained with pioneers in the industry and will use his expertise to correctly diagnose and treat the cause of your facial paralysis.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for Facial Paralysis Treatment

Your face, neck, eyes, ears and mouth will be thoroughly examined. Dr. Kay will also ask you several questions that are designed to narrow down what, when, where and how your condition began. He might order other tests or x-rays to help confirm his diagnosis or rule out more serious complications.

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