When placing a dental implant in the lower jaw and chin area, the inferior alveolar nerve may need to be repositioned. This procedure is focused on whether the missing teeth are the two back molars and/or and second premolar. We are pleased to offer nerve repositioning in Orlando, Florida, as a possible aspect of lower jaw dental implants. This is considered an aggressive approach, and other treatment options are explored first. Nonetheless, whatever procedure is agreed upon, you can trust the hands of Dr. doctor_name] for all his experience and expertise.
You can almost always expect some post-operative numbness of the lower lip and jaw area, which dissipates only very slowly, if ever. If the possibility of a change in sensation of the lip, chin, gums, and/or tongue is frightening, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us at Orlando Periodontics & Implants to further discuss nerve repositioning.
This surgery is performed in an out of our office surgical suite, and is often performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Following discharge, bed rest is recommended for one day, as well as limited physical activity for one week. Please call our office at 407-277-3300 to talk with our periodontist and begin considering the necessary treatments of nerve repositioning. We look forward to giving you the best possible periodontal care.