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Nerve Damage Related to Implant Dentistry: Incidence, Diagnosis, and Management is organized by Dental Learning Systems, LLC. This Online CME Conference will be held from Nov 01, 2018 - Nov 30, 2021.
The target audience for this online medical event is for Dentists. This CME Conference has been approoved for a maximum of 2.00 Self Study Credits.
Proper patient selection and treatment planning with respect to dental implant placement can prevent nerve injuries. Nevertheless, procedures correlated with implant insertion can involuntarily result in damage to branches of the trigeminal nerve. Nerve damage may be temporary or permanent; this conclusion will depend on the cause and extent of the injury. Nerve wounding may result in anesthesia, paresthesia, or dysesthesia. The kind of therapy to ameliorate the condition will be recorded by clinical and radiographic assessments. Treatment may involve monitoring altered sensations to see if they subside, pharmacotherapy, implant removal, reverse-torquing an implant to decompress a nerve, combinations of the previous therapies, and/or referral to a microsurgeon for nerve repair. Patients exhibiting altered sensations due to various injuries require different therapies. Transection of a nerve dictates immediate referral to a microsurgeon for evaluation. If a nerve is compressed by an implant or adjacent bone, the implant should be reverse-torqued away from the nerve or removed. When an implant is not close to a nerve, but the patient is symptomatic, the patient can be monitored and treated pharmacologically as long as symptoms progress or the implant can be eliminated. There are various opinions in the literature concerning how long an injured patient should be monitored before being referred to a microsurgeon.
• Explain and distinguish between signs of nerve damage
• Describe when to refer a patient to a microsurgeon if there are altered neural sensations
• Outline procedures that will assist to avoid nerve injuries
Emergency Medicine, Dentistry, Aesthetic Medicine
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