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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

February 2012
Volume 43 , Issue 2

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Painful trigeminal neuropathy induced by oral bisphosphonate–related osteonecrosis of the jaw: A new etiology for the numb-chin syndrome

Yehuda Zadik, DMD, MS/Rafael Benoliel, BDS/Yoram Fleissig, DMD/Nardy Casap, DMD, MD

Pages: 97–104
PMID: 22257870

We describe the management of BRONJ triggered by dental implants in a patient on oral bisphosphonates. The sequestrum in the body of the mandible was large and involved the inferior alveolar nerve, causing a painful neuropathy. A successful outcome was obtained by combining conservative and surgical interventions. (Quintessence Int 2012;43:97–104)

Key words: dental implants, neuropathic pain, osteoporosis

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