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Injuries to the inferior alveolar nerve in practices of minor oral surgery

Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy
Claudiane da Silva Maia do Carmo,1–5 Eber Coelho Paraguassu,5 Elias Naim Kassis,1,2 Idiberto José Zotarelli Filho1,2

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This article aims to perform a systematic review of current medical literature on lower alveolar nerve lesions in minor oral surgery. As a methodology, a scan was carried out in the indexing portals of Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), Scopus and Web of Science. A total of 40 articles were found related to this topic. However, 18 presented a low impact factor or lack of indexation in the Sucupira platform (Qualis index) and were excluded, remaining 23 articles that were exhaustively studied and summarized. It was concluded that lesions of the inferior alveolar nerve are often more present in surgical practices, but their risks are not completely absent in other dental practices. 


paraesthesia, neueropraxia, inferior alveolar, dysesthesia, allodynia, hyperalgesia, neuropraxias, axonotmeses, radiography, tooth extractions, neuropathic responses, osteotomy, odontosection, mandibular canal