Esthetic zone problems: Pink porcelain or ridge augmentation?
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Socket debridement paresthesia: A popular method of unintentionally making a patient numb after tooth extraction

Although the complication rate of tooth extraction is low, and complications are often minor, the incidence of overall paresthesia after tooth extraction is on the rise due to an increase in the number of extractions over the years. In cases where paresthesia is not completely resolved within about two months, the probability of a permanent deficit increases significantly.

Injuries to the inferior alveolar nerve and lingual nerve can be particularly troublesome, causing problems with speech and mastication. Once a patient's quality of life becomes affected, injuries such as these also constitute one of the most frequent causes of complaints and litigation. This month, I will review one iatrogenic cause of mandibular nerve injury post tooth extraction and offer steps to prevent such injuries from occurring.

Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

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Deciding between pink porcelain versus ridge augmentation in the esthetic zone

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