Orofacial Pain and Headache

Edited by

  • Yair Sharav, Professor, Department of Oral Medicine; Director, Center for Research on Pain, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Rafael Benoliel, Chairman, Department of Oral Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel

OROFACIAL PAIN AND HEADACHE is a timely, comprehensive and instructive addition to the pain literature; in particular the important and truly multidisciplinary area of orofacial pain. Based on their extensive clinical experience and a thorough understanding of pain mechanisms specific to the trigeminal system, the editors, Yair Sharav and Rafael Benoliel, have integrated knowledge from the areas of headache and orofacial pain and have succinctly explained common mechanisms involved in the two phenomena, with important implications for pain diagnosis and management.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2008
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3412-2


"This is a very interesting book. There is a considerable overlap between headaches and face pains that present to dentists and maxillofacial surgeons and neurologists. This book considers these clinical problems primarily from the dental/maxillofacial perspective. The ‘classic’ neurological conditions, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia and the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias are clearly described and discussed, with some very useful clinical vignettes."
BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments

Table of Contents

1 The diagnostic process

2 Anatomy and neurophysiology of orofacial pain

3 Measuring and assessing pain

4 Psychological aspects of chronic orofacial pain

5 Acute orofacial pain

6 Otolaryngological aspects of orofacial pain

7 Masticatory myofascial pain, tension-type and chronic daily headache

8 Pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint

9 Migraine and possible facial variants (neurovascular orofacial pain)

10 The trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TACs)

11 Neuropathic orofacial pain

12 Neurosurgical aspects of orofacial pain

13 Referred and secondary orofacial pain syndromes

14 Orofacial pain in the medically complex patient

15 Pharmacotherapy of acute orofacial pain

16 Pharmacotherapy of chronic orofacial pain

17 Complementary and alternative medicine