A 48-year-old woman in good general health was referred to the orofacial pain clinic in a centre for special dentistry with a toothache in the premolar region of the left maxillary quadrant. The complaints had existed for 15 years and various dental treatments, including endodontic treatments, apical surgery, extraction and splint therapy, had not helped to alleviate the complaints. As a result of the fact that anti-epileptic drugs were able to reduce the pain it was concluded that this ‘toothache’ satisfied the criteria of an atypical odontalgia: ‘toothache’ with a neuropathic background.
A. de Wijer
|Publicatiedatum||6 maart 2015|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 122 - editie 3 - maart 2015; 142-144|