I am sorry to hear about the difficulty you are having with swallowing after your dental work. You are on the right path with getting a thorough assessment (CT scan, barium swallow studies, scope). Seeing an ENT and neurologist sounds like a good next step. It is important to understand the cause of the swallowing disorder in order to know the best way to treat it. There are several causes of swallowing disorders including muscle weakness, nerve injury, or abnormal anatomy, among others. Different treatment approaches will be recommended based on the underlying cause. We recommend working with a speech-language pathologist who can interpret the findings of the swallowing assessments and recommend a treatment plan based on this information. If you need assistance contacting a speech-language pathologist, please email us at email@example.com with your location.
-The NFOSD Team