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Q: Lingual nerve damage associated with the removal of lower third molars. ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Lingual nerve damage associated with the removal of lower third molars.
Category: Health
Asked by: georgebrazil2003-ga
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Posted: 31 Jul 2006 17:35 PDT
Expires: 30 Aug 2006 17:35 PDT
Question ID: 751274
I am 55 year old male who suffers from an impacted lower M3 (3rd molar
or "wisdom tooth").  My regular dentist as well as 2 oral surgeons
recommend that I have the M3 extracted.  Unfortunately, a panoramic
radiography shows that the M3 roots are in extreme proximity to the
inferior alveolar nerve (?IAN?) and the lingual nerve (?LN?). 

After studying various scholarly articles in the British, American and
Australian dental and oral-maxillofacial journals and, above all,
after reading blogs and discussion boards contributed by post-op
sufferers of IAN and LN damage, the prospects of permanent
paraesthesia and dysaesthesia terrify me.

Can you point me in the direction of the top 5 oral maxillofacial
surgeons (world-wide) specializing in high-risk M3 extractions like
mine as well as top neurologists who have had success in repairing
post-op IAN and LN damage in elderly patients?

Many thanks.
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