J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021 Jan 17. Epub 2021 Jan 17.
Private practice, Georgia Oral and Facial Reconstructive Surgery, Marietta, GA; Department of Surgery, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA; Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA;and Director, Maxillofacial Consultations, Ltd., Greensboro, GA.
Purpose: There is inconsistency in clinical grading of peripheral trigeminal nerve (TN5) injuries that impact patient care. The study goal is to assess the current status of evaluation and classification of TN5 injuries by oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMSs).
Patients And Methods: A cross-sectional study design used an electronic survey to 100 selected OMSs to determine their clinical TN5 injury practice, including neurosensory testing, confidence level with current protocols, and evaluation and treatment of a hypothetical TN5 injury case. Read More