Robert J. Naples, DDS

Private Practice
Round Rock, TX
“Repositioning the Inferior Alveolar Nerve to Facilitate Posterior Mandibular Implant Placement”
There are times when it is advantageous to reposition the inferior alveolar nerve in order to achieve ideal implant placement. However, there are complications that can arise as a result of the procedure, such as paresthesia or anesthesia. This presentation will focus on the clinical procedure of repositioning the inferior alveolar nerve and how to deal with post-operative complications that can result from manipulation of the nerve.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How to reposition the inferior alveolar nerve.
  2. Advantages of nerve repositioning surgery when compared to bone grafting in the severely resorbed mandible.
  3. The complications that can occur during the procedure, and the estimated frequency of these complications, and how to manage complications associated with the procedure.