Trigeminal nerve injuries significantly impact patient quality of life, both physically and emotionally. Simple everyday activities like eating, drinking or brushing teeth can become a challenge.
Even worse, studies show these nerve injuries can lead to increased social anxiety, difficulty managing emotions and clinical depression. In fact, patients with persistent neurosensory disturbances after inferior alveolar or lingual nerve damage consistently report reduced quality of life related to their injuries.*
how nerve damage happens
Despite using the best care and most advanced techniques, nerve injuries happen. Often the patients recover, but some may have varying degrees of permanent sensory impairment. Fortunately, there are surgical solutions available to repair these injuries. If you are ready to bring these surgical solutions into your practice, email OMS@axogeninc.com or find your nearest specialist.
You want the best possible outcome for your patients, and so do we. Nerve reconstruction is a vital part of that. Nerve repair helps restore function after damage due to trauma, neuroma formation, scar tissue formation or foreign debris.
Studies have shown a high rate of success for trigeminal nerve microsurgery, especially when the nerve is repaired in 90 days or less from the date of injury.** When it comes to nerve injuries, early intervention is key.***
nerve repair can make a difference for your patients
"Probably the best moment was when I felt the tingle 3 months after the surgery. Then as it started to come back more and more, I was like, “I feel my tongue again!”