Moustafa Nabil Aboushelib*
Professor, Department of Dental Biomaterials, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Moustafa Nabil Aboushelib, Professor, Department of Dental Biomaterials, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
Received: November 27, 2017; Published: February 01, 2018
Citation: Moustafa Nabil Aboushelib. “Soft Tissue Laser for Management of Mandibular Nerve Injuries”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.3 (2018).
Purpose: Injuries to sensory nerves are one of the complications associated with trauma, surgeries, or dental implants resulting in various degrees of para/anesthesia. The aim of this work was to propose a treatment protocol for nerve injuries of the mandible.
Materials and Methods: Recognition of the site of nerve injury was performed using cone beam cross section tomography. Seven patients suffering from lingual, mental, and inferior alveolar nerve injuries received 10 sessions of soft tissue laser therapy in combination with injections of vitamin B12 and systemic corticosteroids. Patients were requested to record improvement of complications on a scale of 10 points two days after each session (α = 0.05).
Results: After completion of the sessions, six patients recorded marked improvement in sensation and reduction of para/anesthesia or swelling sensation.
Conclusion: Soft tissue laser therapy and fortifying vitamin therapy could be used to assist healing of sensory nerve injuries of the mandible.
Keywords: Soft Tissue Laser; Mandibular Nerve
Copyright: © 2018 Moustafa Nabil Aboushelib. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.