Key Features

  • Internationally renowned editors and contributor team
  • Integrated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of oral and facial pain syndromes as well as common primary headaches
  • A thorough review of the four majorclinical entities of orofacial pain: acute dental, neurovascular, musculoskeletal and neuropathic
  • Comprehensive coverage of the pharmacotherapy of acute and chronic pain
  • Chapters on the psychological, neurosurgical and otolaryngological aspects of orofacial pain
  • An in depth discussion of facial pain and headaches secondary to medical co-morbidities
  • Exploration of complementary and alternative methods of pain control including acupuncture, food additives and hypnosis

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


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About the editors

Yair Sharav

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Oral Medicine; Director, Center for Research on Pain, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel

Rafael Benoliel

Affiliations and Expertise

Chairman, Department of Oral Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel