Journal article

Unexpected temporary mental nerve deficit after extraction of mandibular first molar: case report.

Paul Amailuk, Mark Badcock, Arun Chandu

Dental Update | Published : 2011

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Temporary neurologic deficit affecting the distribution of the left mental nerve was reported in a warfarinized, diabetic patient who had a history of previous CVA with right-sided body weakness. The neurologic deficit was reported following routine extraction of a left mandibular first molar. Recovery of sensation began six weeks after the procedure. Possible mechanisms and preventive measures are discussed. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The reader should understand that mental paraesthesia can be an unexpected outcome in the most routine of mandibular extractions.

University of Melbourne Researchers