Elusive dental pain

Stanley Markman, Junad Khan, Jennifer Howard

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The dental profession is devoted to treating and preventing dental pain. Such pain can be referred from teeth in one jaw to teeth in the opposing jaw, and the origin of the pain a patient describes may not be the same as the source of that pain. As a result, dental procedures often produce no relief for the patient. This article discusses the neural mechanisms involved in referred pain from one tooth to another and from muscles to teeth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e62-e67
JournalGeneral dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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