Dr. Bagheri, Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Northside Hospital, specializes in repairing nerves after an injury. In this case, a college student had her wisdom teeth removed and the oral surgeon cut her lingual nerve in the process. This resulted in permanent numbness in her tongue which affected eating and speech. Dr. Bagheri tried a cutting-edge technique by using an implant from a human cadaver. According to Dr. Bagheri, this technique is faster, cheaper, and prevent the patient from having an additional scar. You can read the full article here.
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