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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2004 Sep-Oct;19(5):731-4.

Injury to the inferior alveolar nerve during implant placement: a formula for protection of the patient and clinician.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA.


This article concerns the problem of nerve damage associated with implant placement in the posterior mandible. The causes are discussed, with particular emphasis on intrusion of the drill or implant into the nerve canal. Recommendations are made to help the practitioner avoid this too-common complication.

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