Posted on 7/23/2019 by Dr. Simon K Choyee
|Nerve reposition is a surgical procedure that is typically done on an a=outpatient basis. Like its name sound. It involves moving nerves in the jaw to prevent problems in that area. The question most people have is who needs to have this type of procedure and why do they need it. The answer lies in another type of procedure that people have done.
Nerve Repositioning and Implants
Getting an implant requires drilling into the jaw bone and putting the implant in place. The bone then grows around the implant to secure it in place and to allow for the placement of a crown over the implant. It is one of the best ways to restore missing or broken teeth, but there are some things to consider before getting implants.
One of the problems with implants is the location of the nerves in the jaw and the gums. If you place the implant in a way that compresses the nerves in the area, it can lead to discomfort and pain that does not go away. It is important to make sure that any nerves that are in the path of the implant are moved before putting the implant in place. That is where never repositioning can come into play.
What is Nerve Repositioning?
In the jaw the inferior alveolar nerve is the nerve that gives feeling to the lower lip and chin. Unfortunately, in some cases the implant can interfere with this nerve. In order to prevent this, an oral surgeon will make an incision in the lower jawline that exposes the nerve. The surgeon will then move the nerve to the side so the implant will not interfere with it. The procedure is done in the office with sedation.
People get implants to solve a problem. They do not want it to cause a new problem. Nerve reposition can eliminate one of the problems some people have with implants.
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