Trigeminal Nerve Injuries In Relation to Restorative Dentistry


Description of Aims, Objectives and Outcomes

Lecture length: 49 mins


This lecture will update participants in the prevention of trigeminal nerve injuries during restorative dental treatment


The following will be discussed:

  • The patient’s perspective;
  • Diagnosis of trigeminal nerve injury;
  • The challenges presented in the management of nerve injuries;
  • An overview of minimising risk with particular reference to specific procedures;
  • The outcome of nerve injuries.


By the end of the lecture participants will:

  • Be familiar with recognising and minimising risk to the trigeminal nerve when undertaking dental procedures;
  • Understand the importance of preventing nerve injuries and the impact on those patients affected;
  • Understand how to improve patient consent;
  • Be able to develop a better strategy for assessing and identifying patients at high risk;
  • Know When to refer or treat.