Orofacial pain - defined as pain lasting over three months in the mouth or face - is increasing in prevelance, with approximately 7% of the UK population having experienced it. It is currently managed by either dentists or general medical practitioners, both of whom have radically different approaches to treatment. While management of orofacial pain has improved quite dramatically over recent years, it is essential that dentists and general practitioners are aware of these advances and of the differences in their approaches. This concise handbook takes an evidence-based psychosocial approach to the management of patients with pain in the face or mouth and provides basic guidelines to facilitate care quickly in the clinical setting. The book will serve as a useful guide for dental practitioners, specialists in orofacial pain, trainee pain specialists, neurologists with an interest in pain, specialist pain nurses, as well as general medical practitioners.
"Pain is a preoccupation in dentistry, but the dentist's role has expanded beyond the treatment of dental pain to being one of the most involved in the treatment of orofacial pain. Orofacial Pain: A Guide to Medications and Management guides readers through the rational use of medications for the treatment of chronic orofacial pain, including oral, injectable and topical medications. It also provides relevant information about treatment choices for managing neuropathic and musculoskeletal pain, headache and uncommon orofacial pain disorders"--Provided by publisher.
OROFACIAL PAIN AND HEADACHE is a timely, comprehensive and instructive addition to the pain literature; in particular the important and truly multidisciplinary area of orofacial pain. Based on their extensive clinical experience and a thorough understanding of pain mechanisms specific to the trigeminal system, the editors, Yair Sharav and Rafael Benoliel, have integrated knowledge from the areas of headache and orofacial pain and have succinctly explained common mechanisms involved in the two phenomena, with important implications for pain diagnosis and management. Internationally renowned editors and contributor team Integrated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of oral and facial pain syndromes as well as common primary headaches A thorough review of the four majorclinical entities of orofacial pain: acute dental, neurovascular, musculoskeletal and neuropathic Comprehensive coverage of the pharmacotherapy of acute and chronic pain Chapters on the psychological, neurosurgical and otolaryngological aspects of orofacial pain An in depth discussion of facial pain and headaches secondary to medical co-morbidities Exploration of complementary and alternative methods of pain control including acupuncture, food additives and hypnosis
The first section of the text presents the normal neuroanatomy and function of the trigeminal system, providing the clinician with a basis upon which to understand and manage dysfunction. The second section presents a classification of orofacial pain disorders and outlines the diagnostic approaches for differentiating these disorders. The third section presents management considerations. Numerous case studies illustrate and support concepts throughout the text.
This book is designed for undergraduates through to experienced clinicians in dentistry, medicine and physiotherapy, in addition to the general public suffering from orofacial pain.The scope of orofacial pain is discussed with reference to prevalence, gender effects of the female predisposition to orofacial pain, and the molecular and biological changes that occur in the transition from acute to chronic pain. Information is given on appropriate pharmacological tests and treatments.There are detailed patient cases at the end of each chapter that teaches the reader how to identify relevant physical changes and psychometric tests to measure levels of depression, anxiety and stress in the clinical situation.It is a comprehensive evidenced based book with new information on neuropathic orofacial (trigeminal) pain derived from over 200 patients from the Pain Management and Research Centre, University of Sydney.The book emphasises the biopsychosocial model of pain with associated distress and suffering. The book is 302 pages and contains 18 colour plates, 7 grayscale plates, 57 figures and tables, and is extensively referenced.About the AuthorRussell Vickers is an oral / maxillofacial surgeon and pain management specialist. He graduated in dentistry in 1977 and practises in Sydney. He has worked in the area of orofacial pain for 17 years, initially at the Sydney Dental Hospital pain clinic and since 1992 has worked in a large medically based pain clinic, the Pain Management and Research Centre, University of Sydney located at Royal North Shore Hospital.
A text for dentists and dental students, arranged in four sections: basic science background information for diagnosis and clinical management; descriptions of pathological conditions and examination procedures; a review of treatment modalities; and a discussion of orofacial pain of nonmasticatory origin, including headache as seen through the eyes of a neurologist. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual approaches a complex topic in a uniquely practical way. This text offers valuable advice on ways to observe and communicate effectively with patients in pain, how to analyze a patients’ pain descriptions, and how to provide a proper diagnosis of orofacial pain problems that can arise from a myriad of sources—anywhere from teeth, joint and muscle pain, and paranasal sinuses to cluster headaches, neuralgias, neuropathic pain and viral infections. Helps the student and practitioner understand the diagnostic process by addressing the exact questions that need to be asked and then analyzing verbal and non-verbal responses to these Edited by experts with decades of clinical and teaching experience, and with contributions from international specialists Companion website provides additional learning materials including videos, case studies and further practical tips for examination and diagnosis Includes numerous color photographs and illustrations throughout to enhance text clarity
The AAOP Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management of Orofacial Pain is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals who evaluate and treat patients with orofacial pain and face the daunting task of "keeping up with the literature" in the rapidly emerging arena of pain management in clinical practice. This new edition continues to emphasize evidence-based knowledge and, for the first time, offers a summary of key points at the beginning of each chapter. Other important changes include an entirely new chapter on sleep and its relationship to pain and well-being; new imaging guidelines for the diagnosis of headache, TMD, and neuropathic pain; a new section on dysesthesias related to neuropathic pain; comprehensive descriptions of SUNCT/SUNA in the chapter devoted to primary headache disorders; and recommendations for quantitative sensory testing, narcotic agreement, and brief screening questionnaires used in patient assessment. Most important, the differential diagnosis and TMD chapters reflect the recommendations of the long-awaited RDC/TMD taxonomy, which will have a significant impact on clinical practice.
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Indispensable for an advanced understanding of orofacial pain In recent years, progress in pain research has yielded substantial new insights, and this has profoundly altered our understanding of various orofacial pain conditions. Written by renowned international researchers and clinicians, this state-of-the-art textbook presents recent advances in the understanding of orofacial pain and offers evidence-based management approaches, thus bridging the gap between timely research findings and daily clinical practice. The reader is provided with helpful in-depth information of up-to-date advances in basic research as well as with the present knowledge of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of the five most common orofacial pain conditions. In addition, the psychosocial impact of orofacial pain in daily life and future developments are presented. Health care professionals, such as dentists, neurologists, physicians as well as students will find this volume helpful and valuable for an advanced understanding of the diverse orofacial pain conditions and for the improvement of patient care.