Nerve Repositioning

The inferior alveolar nerve or mandibular nerve which gives feeling to the lower lip and chin may need to be moved in order to make room for placement of dental implants to the lower jaw. This is a complex procedure that involves the lateral mobilization of the mandibular nerve to allow simultaneous placement of implants. This procedure is usually done in conjunction with simultaneous bone grafting to allow for adequate jaw ridge reconstruction. Because each patient presents with different and unique circumstances please be sure to ask Dr. Manuel La Rosa and their staff if this is an option that is good for you.