Traumatic Neuroma Case Study

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The Aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge,attitude and practice of dentists in management of traumatic neuroma.

MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY The study was done among 100 dental practitioners in chennai who were interested in taking part in the survey.

RESULT In this study,it was found that 89.1% of dentist knew the cause of traumatic neuroma. 58% of dentist were aware that the most common site was in mental foramen region. Most commonly encountered complication while administering local anaesthesia was found to be 88.1% mostly around 70% in inferior alveolar region. The most common treatment of choice chosen by dentist
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Traumatic neuroma is not a tumour that is malignant. It is a swelling that occurs due to trauma to a nerve during surgery.

The swelling occurs as a reaction of proliferation of neural tissues of the nerve to rejoin with the severed part. It is intra orally found to be encountered in the tongue and the mental foramen region .Oral traumatic neuroma is most commonly seen after tooth extraction or during administration of a mental nerve block.. Most of the dentist are unaware of this reaction that causes paresthsia to the site involved. IT is most commonly encountered as a painful or asymptomatic lesion.


A questionnaire was prepared and approved by the faculty of department of prosthodontics,Saveetha dental college ,Chennai.An online survey was conducted with the tested questions and multiple choice questions.The questions were based on the knowledge about traumatic neuroma,the causes and the management of the lesion.The survey links were sent to 150 dental practitioner in Chennai.The number of questions were 11,out of which all were mandatory and almost all questions had an option to choose multiple answers. An additional provision for writing specific comments were also available for a few questions.Following a reminder email for 150 dentists ,100 of them
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