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Pain in the Face and Mouth Part 4

Continued from Part 3

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Chronic post-traumatic headache

Most persons who have had head injuries have local pain or tenderness at the site of impact for a few hours or even for a few days, after which many become symptom-free. However up to one half of all persons who injure their heads sufficiently to warrant hospitalization develop chronic post-traumatic headaches. Continue reading

Pain in the Face and Mouth Part 3

Continued from Part 2

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Temporomandibuar joint

Pain from the temporomandibular joint may result from dysfunction, trauma, acute or chronic inflammation, or primary or secondary cancerous tumors. Examination may reveal the masticatory (chewing) muscles tender to palpation or occasionally the joint swollen and warm to touch or tender to palpation via the external auditory meatus. Pain from the temporomandibular joint: Continue reading

Pain in the Face and Mouth Part 2

Continued from Part 1

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Acute periapical periodontitis

Pain associated with acute perapical periodontitis:

  • Is spontaneous in onset

  • Is moderate to severe in intensity

  • Persists for long periods of time (hours)

  • Is worsen by biting on tooth and in more advanced cases, even by closing the mouth and bringing the affected tooth gently into contact with the opposing teeth. In these cases, the tooth feels ‘high’ (extruded) and is sensitive to touch Continue reading

Pain in the Face and Mouth Part 1

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Everyone has experienced pain at least once in their lifetime. Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential damage or described in terms of such damage. Pain is not only a sensory experience, its relation with tissue damage may not be constant and it is often associated with affective and cognitive responses. Continue reading

Facial pain Part 2

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia is defined as pain that persists for 1-6 months after an acute herpes zoster infection. Continue reading

Facial pain Part 1

Facial pain and headache syndromes are often seen in the primary care setting. These conditions are usually severe, and the patient presents in obvious distress. A careful history is paramount and should include the following data: Continue reading