COMPARISON OF LINGUAL NERVE INJURY DURING SURGICAL EXTRACTION OF IMPACTED MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLAR WITH AND WITHOUT LINGUAL FLAP RETRACTION

  • Muhammad Ashfaq BDS, MCPS, FICD, Assistant Professor/ Head (OMFS), Faryal Dental College, Sheikhupura
  • Muhammad Saad Mateen Munshi BDS, FCPS, Assistant Professor, Faryal Dental College, Sheikhupura
  • Bilal Yousaf BDS, FCPS Part II, Trainee, Lahore Medical and Dental College
Keywords: Impacted mandibular third molar, lingual nerve injury

Abstract

Surgical removal of impacted third molar is the most common surgical procedure performed by Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons. Impacted mandibular third molars are associated with various problems among which lingual nerve damage is one of the common complications of third molar removal. Study was conducted on 160 patients at Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore in the year of 2013-2014 based on questionnaires developed by a team of senior faculty members.
The incidence of lingual nerve injury in study group, where both lingual and buccal flap were raised, was 12.5% whereas in control group, where only buccal flap was raised, the incidence of lingual nerve injury was 6.25%.

Author Biography

Muhammad Ashfaq, BDS, MCPS, FICD, Assistant Professor/ Head (OMFS), Faryal Dental College, Sheikhupura

Correspondence: 14-A, Sukh Chayn Gardens, Lahore
Email: dr.ashfaqdentist@gmaila.com Cell: 0321-9405659

Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Ashfaq, M., Munshi, M. S., & Yousaf, B. (2017). COMPARISON OF LINGUAL NERVE INJURY DURING SURGICAL EXTRACTION OF IMPACTED MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLAR WITH AND WITHOUT LINGUAL FLAP RETRACTION. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(4), 557-560. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/14
Section
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery