For many years, the study and treatment of orofacial pain have been considered as separate from the study and treatment of headaches, but the editors of this updated award-winning textbook take the philosophical stance that orofacial pain and headache must be considered together. The authors integrate knowledge across theses disciplines to improve diagnostic accuracy and clinical management of chronic pain conditions and foster a beneficial collaboration between headache specialists and orofacial pain experts. The first chapters cover the diagnostic process, psychosocial modifying factors, and the anatomy and neurophysiology of the trigeminal nerve, but the bulk of the book is given over to a comprehensive review of the major clinical families of craniofacial pain.
In this new edition, the authors place a focus on presenting clinical features and outlining treatment strategies, and the clinical case reports offer insight into the complexity of orofacial pain diagnosis and management. Because pharmacotherapy remains the primary treatment for most craniofacial pain, two chapters detail the pharmacology, efficacy, and side effects of commonly used drugs, although treatment options for neurosurgical and complementary and alternative medicine are also included. Finally, a new chapter addressing facial pain, headache, and sleep provides much-needed insight to this often-overlooked topic. The authors weave an impressive body of scientific evidence with solid clinical experience to provide a timely and instructive addition to the pain literature.
Yair Sharav DMD, MS is professor of Oral Medicine. Presently Director of the Hebrew University Center for Research on Pain, and head of orofacial pain clinic. Graduate of Hebrew University (DMD) and the University of Illinios, Chicago (MS). He is a former chairman of Department of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Radiology and is a past Dean of Dental Faculty in Jerusalem. He was visiting scientist at NIH and visiting professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Sharav established the first orofacial pain clinic in Israel (1974).
Rafael Benoliel BDS is Associate Dean for Research and the Director at the Center for Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr Benoliel completed his dental training with honors and distinction at the University of London, in the United Kingdom. Following 2 years of training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery he moved to Israel, to the Dental Faculty at Hadassah- the Hebrew University. He completed formal, state recognized, Oral Medicine training and subsequently concentrated on orofacial pain. His training in orofacial pain was under the mentorship of Dr Yair Sharav. In 1997-1998 he served as Research Associate at the Unit of Neuronal Gene Expression at the NIDCR, NIH, Bethesda under the tutorship of Dr Michael Iadarola. During 2003-2010 Dr. Benoliel served as Chair of the Department of Oral Medicine, in the Dental Faculty at Hadassah-Hebrew University. He joined the Dental School at Rutgers in June 2013.
Table of Contents
- The Diagnostic Process
- Anatomy and Neurophysiology of Orofacial Pain
- Measuring and Assessing Pain
- Psychologic Aspects of Chronic Orofacial Pain
- Orofacial Pain, Headache, and Sleep
- Acute Orofacial Pain
- Otolaryngological Aspects of Orofacial Pain
- Myalgia, Myofascial Pain, Tension-Type Headaches, and Fibromyalgia
- Pain and Dysfunction of the Temporomandibular Joint
- Migraine and Possible Facial Variants: Neurovascular Orofacial Pain
- The Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias
- Neuropathic Orofacial Pain
- Neurosurgical Aspects of Orofacial Pain
- Secondary Orofacial Pain and Headache: Systemic Diseases, Tumors, and Trauma
- Pharmacotherapy for Acute Orofacial Pain
- Pharmacotherapy for Chronic Orofacial Pain
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine