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Facial nerve test

Facial nerve tests are useful aids in determining prognosis in patients with facial nerve paralysis.  In treating patients with facial nerve disorders, one must be familiar with facial nerve anatomy, pathophysiology, and treatment options.  History and physical examination are the most important components of diagnosis in facial nerve disorders. Continue reading

Types of nerve injuries

The complications of lower third molar surgery are well documented. Almost all patients experience some pain, swelling and difficulty in mouth opening after operation. Temporary or permanent iatrogenic nerve damage is not uncommon. Despite these complications, the removal of third molars associated with disease is generally justified, but not if the teeth are pathology free since the risk of future disease is low and impossible to quantify accurately for individual patients. Continue reading