Some weak evidence for non-invasive psychosocial interventions in the management of chronic orofacial pain

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This Cochrane review  aimed to determine efficacy of psychosocial interventions in the management of chronic orofacial pain.   The authors highlight four recognisable symptom complexes of chronic orofacial pain that may coexist: temporomandibular disorder (myofacial face pain); atypical facial pain (atypical facial neuralgia); atypical odontalgia (phantom tooth pain); and burning mouth (oral dysaesthesia, glossodynia, glossopyrosis). Searches [read the full story...]

Oral appliances for treating headache in patients with myofascial pain

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The aim of this trial  was to compare the short- and long-term effectiveness of a prefabricated occlusal appliance with that of a stabilization appliance when treating headache in patients with myofascial pain. A group of 66 patients attending two centres for Stomatognathic Physiology in Sweden and Finland 94% of whom suffered concomitantly from headache were [read the full story...]