How to avoid nerve damage when placing dental implants?

dental implantology - mandibular nerveLike any surgery, dental implant surgery poses some risks of complications that can be the reason to worry for every patient. One of such complication is damage to the mandibular nerve which leads to a change in the sensitivity of facial muscles.

In order to prevent the risk of complications, dental specialists must poses profound knowledge of anatomy and dental surgery. They must focus meticulous attention to the planning of implant placement and position using computer software programs. The doctor must be competent in the full spectrum of dental implant treatment. First, he or she must conduct a thorough exam of the patient in order to assess his overall health and determine individual characteristics of the anatomical structure of the dentofacial system.

As for patients, they should approach to the choice of a dentist or a dental clinic with all responsibility. They must follow special instructions prior to implant surgery, undergo computed tomography and make the right choice of high-quality implants.

All these requirements, mandatory for both the dentist and the patient, will help to prevent damage to the mandibular nerve during surgery and avoid such symptoms as numbness and complete loss of sensation. All these symptoms usually disappear within a few months, owever, in some cases the symptoms do not go and become persistent. The nerve damage can become chronic.

Like all medical tests conducted to determine the exact position of the nerve before surgery (three-dimensional jawbone assessment to avoid damaging any important nerves and blood vessels using radiography and computed tomography), neurosensory tests may also help prevent nerve injury. They allow to control minimal changes of sensivity. These tests are rather simple: the patient often tests his skins ability by touching lightly to the skin of his face, determining the direction of movement of the subject across the skin surface and the temperature difference between the two objects.

The main causes that lead to nerve damage include improper size selection of the implant and incorrect location. The mandibular nerve can be also damaged by the needle during anesthesia, or the nerve location was misdiagnosed during the preliminary diagnostic procedure of the patient.

Therefore, it is important to accurately measure the height and width of the bone during dental implant placement and use a dental drill which used to limit the maximum drilling depth. The implant must be slightly crewed into place to relieve the pressure on the nerve. The patient needs to consult with the neurologist when the nerve is found in unusual location.

The specialists of the company Bio3 Implants affirm that any complications will be excluded with the help of highly qualified dentists who will provide the full spectrum of quality dental implant treatment– namely the patient assessment, the treatment planning of the case, the surgery and the prosthetics.