Post-traumatic stress disorder: Considerations for dentistry

Edward F. Wright, Russel L. Thompson, Eleonore D. Paunovich

Resultado de la investigación: Review articlerevisión exhaustiva

14 Citas (Scopus)


A dental patient with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may present with greater dental and behavioral challenges than most dental patients. The background review of PTSD's initiating factors, diagnostic criteria, and medical management should help practitioners better understand and manage these challenges. Many of the challenges the clinician may encounter and managing recommendations are described. A case report of a PTSD patient complaining of constant bilateral tooth pain of the maxillary and mandibular bicuspids and molars is presented. Recommended techniques for identifying the tooth pain source and contributing factors are provided. The primary contributing factor for the patient's tooth pain was determined to be his severe tooth clenching activity. A maxillary acrylic appliance provided some pain reduction and a subsequent mandibular soft occlusal appliance worn opposing the maxillary appliance provided additional relief.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)206-210
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónQuintessence international
EstadoPublished - mar 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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