- A concise guide to the latest clinical clinical practice
- Includes lists, tables and mind maps to demonstrate and help retain key information
- Imaginative and innovative style used throughout
- Chapter contributors include global opinion leaders on orofacial pain
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.
Readership: Dental students, practitioners, specialists in orofacial pain and pain specialists and trainees. It will also be of use to general medical practitioners and pain nurses.
Table of Contents
1: Mark Drangsholt and Linda LeResche: Epidemiology of orofacial pain
2: Russell Vickers and Joanna M. Zakrzewska: History and examination
3: Peter Svensson, Lene Baad-Hansen, Toby Newton-John, Suk Ng, Joanna M. Zakrzewska: Investigations
4: Joanna M. Zakrzewska and Jeffrey Okeson: Classification and diagnosis of orofacial pain
5: Raymond Dionne, Toby Newton-John and Joanna M. Zakrzewska: Overall management of facial pain
6: Edward R. Vickers and Joanna M. Zakrzewska: Dental causes of orofacial pain
7: Alain Woda and Miriam Grushka: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS)
8: Thomas List and Charlotte Feinmann: Persistent idiopathic facial pain (atypical facial pain)
9: Heli Forssell and Richard Ohrbach: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
10: Joanna M. Zakrzewska and Mark E. Linksey: Trigeminal neuralgia
11: Suthipan Jtimolmard and Steven Graff Radford: Neuropathic pain
12: Steven Graff Radford and Suthipan Kitimolmard: Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias
13: Christian S. Stohler: Orofacial pain disorders - linking phenotype to genotype
Edited by Joanna M. Zakrzewska, Consultant and Honorary Professor, Lead Clinician for Facial Pain, Eastman Dental Hospital, London, UK