Inferior alveolar nerve damage caused by bone wax in third molar surgery.

@article{Katre2010InferiorAN,
  title={Inferior alveolar nerve damage caused by bone wax in third molar surgery.},
  author={Chaitanya Katre and Asterios Triantafyllou and Richard J Shaw and James Scott Brown},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={511-3}
}
The authors present a case of inferior alveolar nerve morbidity attributable to use of bone wax to control haemorrhage during third molar surgery. The patient presented after 11 symptom-free years with parasthesia and, eventually pain in the cutaneous distribution of the right inferior alveolar nerve. Radiographs revealed a 1cm radiolucency consistent with a neuroma. Pathological examination of the surgically resected lesion revealed a foreign body reaction to bone wax. The case illustrates the… CONTINUE READING