The AAOP Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management of Orofacial Pain is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals who evaluate and treat patients with orofacial pain and face the daunting task of keeping up with the literature in the rapidly emerging arena of pain management in clinical practice. This new edition continues to emphasize evidence-based knowledge and, for the first time, offers a summary of key points at the beginning of each chapter. Other important changes include an entirely new chapter on sleep and its relationship to pain and well-being; new imaging guidelines for the diagnosis of headache, TMD, and neuropathic pain; a new section on dysesthesias related to neuropathic pain; comprehensive descriptions of SUNCT/SUNA in the chapter devoted to primary headache disorders; and recommendations for quantitative sensory testing, narcotic agreement, and brief screening questionnaires used in patient assessment. Most important, the differential diagnosis and TMD chapters reflect the recommendations of the long-awaited RDC/TMD taxonomy, which will have a significant impact on clinical practice.
Table of Contents
- Introduction to Orofacial Pain
- General Assessment of the Orofacial Pain Patient
- Diagnostic Classification of Orofacial Pain
- Vascular and Nonvascular Intracranial Disorders
- Primary Headache Disorders
- Episodic and Continuous Neuropathic Pain
- Intraoral Pain Disorders
- Temporomandibular Disorders
- Cervicogenic Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain and Headaches
- Extracranial Causes of Orofacial Pain and Headaches
- Sleep and Orofacial Pain
- Axis II Biobevavioral Considerations
Reny de Leeuw, DDS, PhD, MPH is a Professor, Division of Orofacial Pain and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She graduated with her DDS and PhD from RijksUniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, and her MPH degree from University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Gary D. Klasser DMD Cert. Orofacial Pain is an Associate Professor in the Division of Diagnostic Sciences at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Manitoba (Canada) in 1980. In 2004, he completed his training and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Certificate in Orofacial Pain.