EP162: 3rd molars Damage 2nd Molars and Lasers Decrease Paresthesia and Surgery First is good for the Brain
In this episode, I start with a discussion about low-level laser light therapy and helping nerve recovery after a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. There is a significant risk of permanent numbness after jaw surgery particularly lower jaw surgery and this study looks at a novel therapy of low-level laser light therapy to see if recovery can be optimized for patients I also discuss the fact that the impacted third molars can damage and cause external root resorption of mandibular second molars and what those risk factors are. I also discuss the incidence of this occurring in the study. Finally, in this episode, I discuss the psychological impact of doing surgery first for patients with Orthodontics jaw surgery versus the conventional way.