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All Oral and Maxillofacial Pain Articles

Neuralgias are syndromes characterized by intermittent attacks of sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve. The neuralgias involving the face are often misdiagnosed and seen initially by the dentist or otolaryngologist. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of facial neuralgias.
With a basic understanding of ear pain-related pathologies and referral patterns, a physician can provide a quick screening examination for atypical earache.
Article explains how TMJ disorders can sometimes mimic Ernest Syndrome. Often accompanied by other orofacial disorders and capable of mimicking other pain conditions, Ernest Syndrome is often missed or misdiagnosed.
Article discusses how using a hydrostatic oral appliance can help treat head, face, and neck pain in chronic pain patients.
This article discusses TMJ condylar pain from a parapharyngeal space tumor. Located in a complex, rather inaccessible region of the head and neck and lateral to the upper pharynx, a potentially life-threatening tumor in the parapharyngeal space may be overlooked.
This article examines the relationship between plantar toe flexion and mouth opening and the resulting subjective pain relief of pain to the head, neck and mandibular regions.
Cardiac-induced referred pain to the craniofacial region may drive a referral to a dentist and potentially miss the diagnosis of a life-threatening cardiac condition.
Pain and its associated issues can contribute to oral bacterial growth and inflammatory processes which, in turn, affects systemic health conditions.
While many hand tremor cases may be linked to genetic predisposition or other origin, some hand and body tremors may be trigeminal nerve-related.
This case report found that a unique monomodal treatment protocol (utilizing a passive intra-oral appliance) both verified the diagnosis and provided immediate relief to sympathetically mediated pain suffered by the patient over the previous 10 years.
Craniofacial pain symptoms are often complex in nature and can represent a variety of unrelated conditions.
TMD often coexists with daily or near-daily headache syndromes but is overlooked by many physicians in the history and physical examination.
Article discusses superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle dysfunction. Sprain or tendinitis of this large quadrilateral constrictor muscle may present as soreness, tightness, or pain at the pterygoid plate.
Pain presenting as an intense headache apparently radiating from the inner canthus of the eye or orbit, but actually referred from medial temporal tendonitis, underlines the complexity of facial structures.
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