Paresthesia of the mental nerve stem from periapical infection of mandibular canine tooth: a case report.

Sensory disturbances such as paresthesia, anesthesia, hypoesthesia, and hyperesthesia may be present in the oral cavity. Paresthesia is defined as a burning or prickling sensation or partial numbness caused by neural injury. Paresthesia in dentistry can be caused by local or systemic factors. Local factors include traumatic injuries such as mandibular fractures, expanding compressive lesions (benign or malignant neoplasia and cysts), impacted teeth, local infections (osteomyelitis, periapical, and peri-implant infections), iatrogenic lesions after tooth extractions, anesthetic injection, endodontic therapy (overfilling and apical surgery), implantology, orthodontic surgery, and preprosthetic surgery. The main purpose of this case report is to present the treatment and resolution of a mental nerve paresthesia stemming from apical pathosis of a mandibular canine tooth and the follow-up of 3 years.
AuthorsBirkan Taha Ozkan, Salih Celik, Ercan Durmus
JournalOral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod) Vol. 105 Issue 5 Pg. e28-31 (May 2008) ISSN: 1528-395X [Electronic] United States
PMID18442732 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal (therapeutic use)
  • Apicoectomy
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases (etiology, therapy)
  • Cuspid
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandible
  • Mandibular Nerve
  • Paresthesia (etiology, therapy)
  • Periapical Abscess (complications, surgery, therapy)
  • Root Canal Therapy

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