Title: Incidence of lingual injury among lower third molar impaction . A literature review

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Dr. Alladi Sneha, Prof Dr. Hemavathy O . R Muralidoss, Dr . Pradeep Dhasarathan


AIM: To evaluate the incidence of lingual nerve injury following third molar surgery among mandibular third molar impactions


.An exhaustive computerized search of several databases and references cited in the various studies was performed. Predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria were used to identify the 8 published studies acceptable for detailed analysis. The incidence and spontaneous recovery of lingual nerve injury for the following 3 surgical techniques were evaluated: the buccal approach with lingual flap retraction (BA+), or the buccal approach without lingual flap retraction (BA–), and the lingual split technique with lingual flap retraction (LS).20

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