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Surgical Removal of Impacted Molar with Subsequent Nerve Damage
This medical exhibit demonstrates the surgical removal of an impacted molar with subsequent nerve damage. The exhibit contains two images of the skull from a right lateral view. Attention is called to the impacted right molar and its relationship to the lingual and inferior alveolar nerves. The impacted right molar (tooth #32) is shown inflamed. The image at right details the post-operative condition with the molar now removed and the lingual nerve severed. Label callouts include: trigeminal ganglion, chorda tympani, lingual nerve and inferior alveolar nerve.