Persistent pain and neurosensory disturbance after dental implant surgery: Prevention and treatment

Mohanad Al-Sabbagh, Jeffrey P. Okeson, Elizangela Bertoli, Denielle C. Medynski, Mohd W. Khalaf

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Abstract

Nerve trauma caused by dental implant placement is associated with altered sensation and chronic pain. Complete or partial loss of sensation is often reported by patients who have experienced nerve trauma during implant surgery. Some patients report persistent pain and neurosurgery disturbance long after the normal healing time has passed. In addition, neuropathic pain is reported after implant surgery. Practitioners who place dental implants must be familiar with the differential diagnosis, prevention, and management of neuropathic pain. This article provides insights into the prevention and management of neurosensory deficits and chronic persistent neuropathic pain and considerations for patient referral.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-156
Number of pages14
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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© 2015 Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

  • Implant
  • Management
  • Nerve injury
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Neurosensory
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry

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