Neuropathic Orofacial Pain

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Neuropathic pain (NP) is defined as “pain arising as a direct consequence of a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system.” Neuropathic pain syndromes are relatively common and induce significant suffering with loss of quality of life. In the area of the head and neck, there are a number of well-recognized painful neuropathic disorders affecting the cranial nerves, other regional nerves, and central nervous system structures. This chapter reviews the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and management of the more common neuropathic pain entities affecting the head and neck region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Oral Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Approach to Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages75
ISBN (Electronic)9783319723037
ISBN (Print)9783319723013
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)


  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Headache
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Trigeminal


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