TITLE

PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC OROFACIAL PAIN IN A CLINICAL SAMPLE

AUTHOR(S)
Qazi, Javed A.; Khan, Misri; Qazi, Abdul Haseeb
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal;Dec2011, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p285
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of patients suffering from chronic orofacial pain but did not respond to any conventional therapy and therefore were referred to the Department of Oral Medicine, Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar. One hundred and eighty nine patients with overage age 39 years with persistent orofacial pain were recruited in this study. (135 females and 54 males). The differential diagnosis was made on the basis of history, clinical examination and by applying the criteria laid down by International Association for the Diagnosis of Pain. Analysis showed the following results; Patients suffering from tempo mandibular disorders (TMD) 72(38%), trigeminal neuralgia (TN) 45 (23%), burning mouth syndrome 24(12.6%), atypical facial pain 18(9.5%) Dental pain 15(7.9%), tension type headache 6(3.17%), oro pharyngeal tumors 9(4.7%). After diagnosis the patients showed relief from pain when appropriate treatment was provided except nine patients which were suffering from tumor.
ACCESSION #
71528447

 

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