The inferior alveolar nerve (also known as the IAN or inferior dental nerve) provides sensation to the teeth and gums in the lower jaw, as well as to the lower lip and chin. The IAN runs through an identifiable canal in the mandible below the teeth.
Inferior alveolar nerve injury is one of the most serious potential complications in implant dentistry, and it can happen as a result of improper preparation and placement of the implant.
The effects of IAN damage may include:
If you have suffered from these complications following an implant failure, consult with an experienced dental malpractice attorney at Effres & Associates.
No matter what your dental professional tells you, do not wait for your symptoms of numbness, tingling, or nerve pain to go away because that may never happen. Call today for a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles and Los Angeles dental malpractice attorney at Effres & Associates. Failure to file a lawsuit within the requisite time may mean that you could be barred forever from pursuing your action.
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