Pseudo-dental pain and sensitivity to percussion.

J. L. Konzelman, Wayne William Herman, R. W. Comer

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Abstract

Two case reports examine a little-known cause of dental pain and sensitivity to percussion. Contrary to the traditional assumption that pain and sensitivity to percussion almost always are diagnostic of pulpal inflammation and/or necrosis, these symptoms actually may be referred to the sensitive tooth from trigger points in the masticatory muscles. Therefore, myofascial pain syndrome must be ruled out in patients who have dental pain and display sensitivity to percussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-158
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral dentistry
Volume49
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001

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Dentin Sensitivity
Percussion
Pain
Tooth
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Trigger Points
Masticatory Muscles
Necrosis
Inflammation

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Konzelman, J. L., Herman, W. W., & Comer, R. W. (2001). Pseudo-dental pain and sensitivity to percussion. General dentistry, 49(2), 156-158.

Pseudo-dental pain and sensitivity to percussion. / Konzelman, J. L.; Herman, Wayne William; Comer, R. W.

In: General dentistry, Vol. 49, No. 2, 01.03.2001, p. 156-158.

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Konzelman, JL, Herman, WW & Comer, RW 2001, 'Pseudo-dental pain and sensitivity to percussion.', General dentistry, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 156-158.
Konzelman JL, Herman WW, Comer RW. Pseudo-dental pain and sensitivity to percussion. General dentistry. 2001 Mar 1;49(2):156-158.
Konzelman, J. L. ; Herman, Wayne William ; Comer, R. W. / Pseudo-dental pain and sensitivity to percussion. In: General dentistry. 2001 ; Vol. 49, No. 2. pp. 156-158.
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