The Clinical Conundrum of A Numb Chin
Keywords:Mental nerve, Numb Chin Syndrome, Paraesthesia, Anaesthesia, Neuropathy, Infection, Metastatic tumor, Differential diagnosis
Mental nerve neuropathy is an important presenting complaint that may be encountered by dental surgeons in their daily practise. There are various pathological processes that could bring about this symptom, ranging. from simple dental cause to vague, life threatening diseases. We present three cases of mental paraesthesia of different aetiologies. A literature review on mental nerve neuropathy related to malignancies and infection is discussed. The importance of a thorough chair side history taking, clinical examination and relevant investigations are emphasised in a suggested clinical approach to obtaining the diagnosis of a numb chin.
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