Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Services

Trigeminal Nerve Repair Surgery

Injury to the nerves in the face or mouth can occur for a variety of reasons including facial trauma or a patient’s facial structure’s predisposition to common dental procedures. When this happens, people experience numbness or pain in their face. Oftentimes, injuries heal within months. When they don’t, nerve repair surgery at BMC can provide significant relief.

During surgery, nerve scar tissue is traced back to where it’s still healthy in the soft tissue and the nerve repaired. This provides a path for the nerve to regrow, which takes about six to nine months. Surgery is performed through the mouth, so there is no visible scar. Following surgery, patients see the doctor at one week and then at the 3, 6, 9, and 12 month markers to check their progress.

The decision to repair a damaged nerve is individual and depends on the impact to the patient’s daily life, nature of the injury, and time since the injury occurred, but they can often expect 60-80% of feeling to return within one year and immediate relief from any present pain.

Meet our Surgeon:
Timothy Osborn, DDS, MD

To schedule an appointment, call 617.638.4350, Ext. 1

 

Clinic Operations

Same Day Appointment Clinic

(Same day - appointment only)
Boston Medical Center
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.414.ACHE (2243)
Fax: 617.414.4866
Referral Form for Same Day Appointment (PDF)

BU Faculty Practice

(by appointment only)
Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
100 East Newton Street,
Suite G-407
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.638.4350
Fax: 617.638.4365
Referral Form for BU Faculty Practice (PDF)

Cancer and Oncology Clinic

Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Center
Surgery Clinic
3rd Floor, Suite 3A
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.414.4838
Fax: 617.414.4126


Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic

Boston Medical Center
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.414.4046
Fax: 617.414.5203


Learn More

Quick Links

Directions to BMC
BMC Campus Virtual Tour
BU School of Dental Medicine - Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Downloads

Referral Form for Same Day Appointment (PDF)
Referral Form for BU Faculty Practice (PDF)
BMC Campus Map