Dental pulpalgia contributing to bilateral preauricular pain and tinnitus

Edward F. Wright, Dale C. Gullickson

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The case of a patient with bilateral preauricular pain and tinnitus is reported. Minimal relief was obtained with traditional temporomandibular disorders therapy, and complete relief was obtained after endodontic therapy. Pulpal conditions that can refer pain are discussed, and recommendations are made to help practitioners identify a possible pulpal etiology for symptoms and tests of temuoromandibular disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of orofacial pain
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes



  • Myofascial pain
  • Odontalgia
  • Pulpalgia
  • Referred pain
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Tinnitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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