SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • lingual nerve;
  • neuropathic pain;
  • third molar removal

Lingual nerve injury is a common complication following dental and medical procedures. The clinical presentation of lingual nerve injury, its epidemiology, predisposing factors, and anatomy are explored in an attempt to identify those patients at risk for developing neuropathic pain. Nonsurgical and surgical therapies also are discussed.