phantom tooth pain
   Also known as atypical odontalgia. The term phantom tooth pain is indebted to the Greek noun phantasma, which means ghost or spectre. It is used to denote a syndrome of persistent pain or * paraesthesia experienced in a tooth or other oral tissue, typically arising after a dental or surgical procedure within the oral cavity. Reportedly, it can also arise after a traumatic injury of the face and after a routine inferior alveolar nerve block. When phantom tooth pain occurs after tooth extraction, the pain is typically located in the edentate area. The incidence of phantom tooth pain following extraction is estimated to be as high as 3%. Conceptually, phantom tooth pain is analogous to other *phantom pain syndromes.
   References
   Marbach, J.J. (1993). Is phantom tooth pain a deafferentation (neuropathic) syndrome? Part I: Evidence derived from pathophysiology and treatment. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology, 75, 95-105.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Phantom limb — For other uses, see Phantom limb (disambiguation). Phantom limb Classification and external resources ICD 10 G54.6 G54.7 ICD …   Wikipedia

  • phantom limb illusion —    Also referred to as phantom or phantom limb. The term phantom comes from the Greek noun phantasma, which means ghost or spectre. The terms phantom and phantom limb refer to an arm or a leg, the presence of which is perceived although the limb… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • phantom pain —    The term phantom pain is indebted to the Greek noun phantasma, which means ghost or spectre. It is used to denote a pain perceived in a body part (such as a limb, tooth, or ear) that is either absent or anaesthetic. Phantom pain is a… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Complex regional pain syndrome — Complex regional pain syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) Classification and external resources ICD 10 M89.0, G56.4 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease — Charcot Marie Tooth disease Classification and external resources The foot of a person with Charcot Marie Tooth. The lack of muscle, a high arch, and claw toes are signs of the genetic disease. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Congenital insensitivity to pain — Classification and external resources OMIM 243000 147430 DiseasesDB 31214 …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph J. Marbach — Dr. Joseph J Marbach DDS (April 4, 1935 July 22, 2001[1]) was a leader in the field of facial pain. He was a chaired professor at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Marbach was born in Paterson, New Jersey to immigrant parents.… …   Wikipedia

  • Proprioception — Kinesthetics redirects here. For the album by Scott Kinsey, see Kinesthetics (album). The cerebellum is largely responsible for coordinating the unconscious aspects of proprioception. Proprioception (pronounced /ˌproʊpri.ɵˈsɛpʃən/ …   Wikipedia

  • Amputation — Classification and external resources J. McKnight, who lost his limbs in a railway accident in 1865, was the second recorded survivor of a simultaneous triple amputation. ICD 10 T14.7 …   Wikipedia

  • atypical odontalgia —    see phantom tooth pain …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”