MENTAL NERVE PARESTHESIA DUE TO OVEREXTENSION OF ROOT CANAL SEALERS: A CASE REPORT
Injury of the mental nerve due to root canal treatment of lower bicuspid or 1st molar is a rare complication. It usually occurrs due to overinstrumentation of the canal or overextension of gutta percha or root canal sealers.
Mental nerve paresthesia usually manifests as tingling, numbness, burning or itching. Duration of paresthesia depends upon the extent of mental nerve damage or persistence of the etiology.
A case report of 33 years old female patient is deseribed who attended our clinic with mental nerve paresthesia since 10 months due to overextension of root canal sealers.