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Volume 19 , Issue 5
September/October 2004

Pages 731 - 734


Injury to the Inferior Alveolar Nerve During Implant Placement: A Formula for Protection of the Patient and Clinician

Philip Worthington, MD, DDS, BSc


PMID: 15508990

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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