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Asian Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 291926, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/291926
Research Article

Assessment of Nerve Injuries after Surgical Removal of Mandibular Third Molar: A Prospective Study

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Road Hingna-Waddhamna, Hingna, Nagpur, Maharashtra 441110, India
2Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontic, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Road Hingna-Waddhamna, Hingna, Nagpur, Maharashtra 441110, India

Received 24 July 2013; Accepted 5 September 2013

Academic Editors: M. Kondo and M. Miscusi

Copyright © 2013 Vikas Sukhadeo Meshram et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Although third molar extraction is a routinely carried out procedure in a dental set-up, yet it is feared both by the patient and the dentist due to an invariable set of complications associated with it, especially in the form of nerve injuries. Hence, prior to performing such procedures, it would be wise if the clinician thoroughly evaluates the case for any anticipated complications so that adequate preventive measures can be taken to minimize the traumatic outcomes of the procedure and provide maximum patient care, which would further save the clinician from any sort of litigation.