Management of neuropathic orofacial pain

Michael A.O. Lewis, Vidya Sankar, Antoon De Laat, Rafael Benoliel

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Current management of painful trigeminal neuropathies relies on pharmacological (topical and systemic), surgical, and complementary modalities. There is, however, a lack of quality research relating to the effectiveness of these modalities. In this review we analyze the available data that relates to the therapy of trigeminal neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia, and posttraumatic neuropathies and provide clinical guidelines. The review focuses on medical management, as well as surgical and other interventions for painful neuropathies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S32.e1-S32.e24
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - Mar 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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