Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dental implants can cause nerve damage, warns study

Dentists are not being vigilant when carrying out implant surgery and are failing to inform patients about the risks of nerve damage, a study in the British Dental Journal says.
Researchers from King's College London Dental Institute analysed 30 patients with nerve injuries and found problems with pain, speech, eating and kissing.
Around 1% of implant procedures carried out each year result in nerve injuries.

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