Facial Pain

Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)

BACKGROUND: The authors compiled information on the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, use, as well as on reports of randomized clinical trials of CAM modalities used to treat chronic facial pain. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: The authors searched several databases for reports of clinical trials randomizing patients who had facial pain to a CAM intervention or to a control or comparison group.

Author(s): 
Myers, Cynthia D.
White, B. Alex
Heft, Marc W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)

BACKGROUND: The authors compiled information on the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, use, as well as on reports of randomized clinical trials of CAM modalities used to treat chronic facial pain. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: The authors searched several databases for reports of clinical trials randomizing patients who had facial pain to a CAM intervention or to a control or comparison group.

Author(s): 
Myers, Cynthia D.
White, B. Alex
Heft, Marc W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)

BACKGROUND: The authors compiled information on the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, use, as well as on reports of randomized clinical trials of CAM modalities used to treat chronic facial pain. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: The authors searched several databases for reports of clinical trials randomizing patients who had facial pain to a CAM intervention or to a control or comparison group.

Author(s): 
Myers, Cynthia D.
White, B. Alex
Heft, Marc W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)

BACKGROUND: The authors compiled information on the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, use, as well as on reports of randomized clinical trials of CAM modalities used to treat chronic facial pain. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: The authors searched several databases for reports of clinical trials randomizing patients who had facial pain to a CAM intervention or to a control or comparison group.

Author(s): 
Myers, Cynthia D.
White, B. Alex
Heft, Marc W.
Publication Title: 
Oral Diseases

OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific validity of published papers on the efficacy of acupuncture in dentistry based on predefined methodological criteria. MATERIALS: A literature search performed by the Royal Society of Medicine and the University Library, Copenhagen, Denmark was able to identify 74 papers written in English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, French and Russian published between 1966 and 1996.

Author(s): 
Rosted, P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)

BACKGROUND: The authors compiled information on the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, use, as well as on reports of randomized clinical trials of CAM modalities used to treat chronic facial pain. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: The authors searched several databases for reports of clinical trials randomizing patients who had facial pain to a CAM intervention or to a control or comparison group.

Author(s): 
Myers, Cynthia D.
White, B. Alex
Heft, Marc W.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Oral Investigations

This study aimed at providing an answer to two clinical questions related to patients with masticatory muscle pain: 1) Does the use of a full-coverage hard acrylic occlusal appliance (stabilization splint) lead to a significant decrease of symptoms? and 2) Is the treatment success achieved with a stabilization splint more pronounced than the success attained with other forms of treatment (including placebo treatment) or no treatment?

Author(s): 
Türp, J. C.
Komine, F.
Hugger, A.
Publication Title: 
Dental Clinics of North America

This article discusses complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), reviews literature on the prevalence of use of CAM by the general adult population in the United States and by patients with persistent facial pain, and summarizes published, peer-reviewed reports of clinical trials assessing the effects of CAM therapies for persistent facial pain. Results indicate that many patients use CAM for musculoskeletal pain, including persistent facial pain.

Author(s): 
Myers, Cynthia D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation

The most common temporomandibular disorders (TMD) signs and symptoms are related to muscle sensitivity through palpation, restricted mouth opening, asymmetric mandibular movements, joint sounds, pain and otologic signs and symptoms. To date, counselling, occlusal splints, exercises, biofeedback and acupuncture are examples of conservative modalities proposed for TMD therapy. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the effect of these conservative therapies for TMD on otologic signs and symptoms.

Author(s): 
Stechman-Neto, J.
Porporatti, A. L.
Porto de Toledo, I.
Costa, Y. M.
Conti, P. C. R.
De Luca Canto, G.
Mezzomo, L. A.
Publication Title: 
Anesthesia & Pain Control in Dentistry

This paper reports the results of 34 craniofacial pain sufferers who were treated at the Dudley Pain Relief Unit over a 1-year period. Most of the patients were referred by their general medical practitioners. They were adults representing all age groups, with a female-male ratio of 4:1. The average history of pain was 5.5 years. Neuralgic pain (as distinct from temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome, migrainous disorders, and pain of iatrogenic origin) was most frequently seen.

Author(s): 
Hillman, L.
Burns, M. T.
Chander, A.
Tai, Y. M.

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