Inferior alveolar nerve injury following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy lacks standardised assessment procedures and reporting says review

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As this review looks as potential harms from bilateral sagittal split osteotomy a wide range of study designs were included. However, the majority relied on subjective assessment of Inferior alveolar nerve injury so a standardised assessment and reporting procedure is needed.

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Nerve repositioning for implant placement: neurosensory complications common

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This review of complications following inferior alveolar nerve repositioning techniques included 24 studies the majority at high risk of bias. Initial sensory disturbance was highest with lateralisation technique but lower at end of follow up periods than transposition approach.

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No good evidence for treatments for neurosensory deficit after third molar surgery

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The removal of lower third molars is a very common surgical procedure. Neurosensory deficits ranging from anaesthesia, hypoesthesia, hyperesthesia, or dysaesthesia are a recognised adverse outcomes and have been reported in prevalence ranging from 0.1% to 22% for lingual nerve (LN) and 0.26% to 8.4% for inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). The aim of this review [read the full story…]