Injuries to the trigeminal nerve branches are a known and accepted risk in oral and maxillofacial surgery. It is prudent for the practitioner to explain the risks to patients as part of the informed consent process and to recognize and document the presence of nerve injury postoperatively. Patients should be referred to a surgeon experienced in microsurgical techniques in a timely fashion for evaluation and possible surgical intervention if an injury is not resolving.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Atlas of the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Dec 3 2001|