nerve damage can have

a lasting impact

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.*

the sooner, the better

nerve repair is possible

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!”

- Madie, Axogen patient

help patients feel like themselves again

REFERENCES

*Leung YY, et al. Trigeminal neurosensory deficit and patient reported outcome measures: the effect on quality of life. PLoS One. 2013;8(10):e77391.

*Cakir M, et al. Effects of inferior alveolar nerve neurosensory deficits on quality of life. Niger J Clin Pract. 2018;21:206-2011.

*Patel N, et al. Quality of life following injury to the inferior dental or lingual nerve—a cross-sectional mixed-methods study. Oral Surg. 2018;11:9-16.

*Pogrel A, et al. Long-term outcome of trigeminal nerve injuries. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011;69(9):2284-2288. 

**Zuniga JR. Sensory outcomes after reconstruction of lingual and inferior alveolar nerve discontinuities using processed nerve allograft—a case series. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015;73(4):734-744 

***Ducic I, et al. Reconstructive options for inferior alveolar and lingual nerve injuries after dental and oral surgery: an evidence-based review. Ann Plast Surg. 2019;82(6):653-660.

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