Speaker Information

Dr. Shahrokh Bagheri
Marietta, GA
Oral Surgery

Fr245 - Trigeminal Nerve Injuries from Dental Implants and Oral Surgery
Date/Time: 3/17/2023   9 - 10:30 a.m.
Type: Registered   Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $45.00  Other Fee: $45.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Lab techs, Spouses, Students

Dental implant surgery has become the standard of care for reconstruction of simple and complex edentulous areas of the maxilla and mandible. The risks of injury to the branches of the mandibular division (MdN) of the trigeminal nerve (inferior alveolar nerve [IAN], lingual nerve [LN], and mental nerve [MN]) are known complications of implant restoration. The use of advanced imaging modalities such as cone beam computed tomography (CT) scans and high- definition panoramic radiographs can assist in localization of the inferior alveolar canal (IAC). However, despite correct planning, the possibility of injury to the MdN is not entirely eliminated. Participants will learn that In the treatment of nerve injuries associated with dental implant surgery it is most important that there be prompt recognition and acknowledgment of the patient’s sensory complaints and timely decisions regarding management to maximize the recovery of nerve function.