Staged removal of horizontally impacted third molars to reduce risk of inferior alveolar nerve injury.

@article{Landi2010StagedRO,
  title={Staged removal of horizontally impacted third molars to reduce risk of inferior alveolar nerve injury.},
  author={Luca Landi and Paolo Francesco Manicone and Stefano Piccinelli and Alessandro Raia and Roberto Raia},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={442-6}
}
Damage to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) during third molar extraction is a major concern for patients and clinicians. A wide range of the incidence of temporary and permanent neurologic disturbances of the IAN as a consequence of mandibular impacted third molar extraction has been reported in the literature. The incidence of IAN injury reported in the literature ranges from 1.3% to 5.3%. The risk of this complication depends mainly on the position of the impacted tooth in relation to the… CONTINUE READING

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