lingual nerve

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lin·gual nerve

[TA]
one of the branches of the mandibular nerve [CN V3], passing medial to the lateral pterygoid muscle, between the medial pterygoid and the mandible, and beneath the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth to the side of the tongue over the anterior two thirds of which it is distributed: it also supplies the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth. It passes close to the lingual side of the roots of the second and third lower molar teeth and is endangered during tooth extractions.
Synonym(s): nervus lingualis [TA]

lingual nerve

a major branch of the mandibular nerve that carries general sensation from the oral part of the tongue, the mucosa on the floor of the oral cavity, and gingiva associated with the lower teeth. It also carries parasympathetic and taste fibers from the oral part of the tongue that are part of the facial nerve.

lin·gual nerve

(ling'gwăl nĕrv) [TA]
One of the branches of the mandibular nerve, passing medially to the lateral pterygoid muscle, between the medial pterygoid and the mandible, and beneath the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth to the side of the tongue over the anterior two thirds of which it is distributed; it also supplies the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth. It passes close to the lingual side of the roots of the second and third lower molar teeth and is endangered during tooth extractions.
Synonym(s): nervus lingualis [TA] .

lingual nerve

A sensory nerve providing sensation to the inside of the jaw and tongue. It is a branch of the mandibular nerve—the lower of the three divisions of the great sensory nerve of the face, the trigeminal nerve.

lin·gual nerve

(ling'gwăl nĕrv) [TA]
Branch of mandibular nerve [CN V3], passing medial to the lateral pterygoid muscle, between medial pterygoid and mandible, and beneath mucous membrane of floor of mouth to side of the tongue over anterior two thirds of which it is distributed: also supplies mucous membrane of floor of mouth and passes close to lingual side of roots of second and third mandibular molar teeth; is endangered during tooth extractions.
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2,3 Among the most serious and often discussed post operative complication, that arises from 3rd molar surgery is trigeminal nerve injury, specifically involvement of either the inferior alveolar nerve or lingual nerve.
All patients were enquired 24 hours post operatively regarding altered sensation with in the distribu- tion of inferior alveolar nerve and lingual nerve.
The overall rate of paresthesia of lingual nerve was 15% and of the inferior alveolar nerve 6.
Lingual nerve Damage Following 3rd Molar Sur- gery.
The existence of communicating branches between the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves is also commonly mentioned in most anatomical text books.
described the communication between the mylohyoid and lingual nerves in 12.
The communication between the mylohyoid and lingual nerves in this study was found to occur after the LN passes in close relation to the third molar region.
The present study reinforces the idea of a communicating branch between the mylohyoid and lingual nerves, indicating that some of the sensory components of the MHN, instead of innervating the teeth or chin skin, might also innervate the tongue and surgeons might be aware of this variation for the correct interpretation of the unexpected findings after oral nerves injury.
Also, one of the major complications of a number of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures is the injury of the lingual nerve (LN).
An anatomic study of the lingual nerve in the third molar region.
Is lingual nerve protection necessary for lower third molar germectomey?
Clinical and anatomic observation on the relationship of the lingual nerve to the mandibular third molar region.