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Bell's Orofacial Pains (5th Edition)

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A revised and updated version of Dr. Welden Bell's classic text for dental students, researchers, and practitioners. The first section presents the normal neuroanatomy and function of the trigeminal system. The second section presents a classification of orofacial pain disorders and outlines the diagnostic approaches for differentiating these disorders. The third section presents management considerations. Numerous case studies illustrate and support concepts throughout. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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University of Kentucky, Lexington. Revision of Dr. Welden Bell's classic text by his protege. Incorporates the latest research findings on pain and pain management. For dental practitioners. DNLM: Temporomandibular Joint Diseases diagnosis.

Table of Contents:
I. The Nature of Pain
1. Defining the Problem
2. The Neural Anatomy of Orofacial Pain
3. The Neurophysiology of Orofacial Pain
4. The Central Processing of Pain

II. Clinical Considerations of Orofacial Pain
5. The Psychology of Pain
6. The Genesis of Pain
7. Category Classification of Orofacial Pains
8. Principles of Pain Diagnosis
9. General Considerations in Managing Orofacial Pains

III. Clinical Pain Syndromes
10. Cutaneous and Mucogingival Pains
11. Pains of Dental Origin
12. Pains of Muscular Origin
13. Temporomandibular Joint Pains
14. Other Musculoskeletal Pains
15. Visceral Pains
16. Vascular and Neurovascular Pains
17. Neuropathic Pains
18. Psychologic Factors and Orofacial Pain: Axis II

400pp: 180 illus