Lingual nerve damage following lower third molar surgery.

  title={Lingual nerve damage following lower third molar surgery.},
  author={D A Mason},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={17 5},
  • D A Mason
  • Published 1988 in
    International journal of oral and maxillofacial…
A prospective study was carried out on the effects of surgical, operator, and anatomical variables on the incidence and duration of lingual dysaesthesia after the surgical removal of impacted lower third molars under general anaesthesia. The predictive value of the area of sensory loss in relation to recovery was also studied. 120 instances of dysaesthesia occurred following 1040 operations in 602 patients, an overall incidence of 11.5%. The effects of 22 possible causative factors, analysed… CONTINUE READING


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