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[Suggestion for a classification of odontalgias]

Türp, J. C. and Hugger, A. and Löst, C. and Nilges, P. and Schindler, H. J. and Staehle, H. J.. (2009) [Suggestion for a classification of odontalgias]. Der Schmerz, Vol. 23, H. 5. pp. 448-460.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Toothache prevalence in the overall population is considerable. However, for clinical purposes, the classification schemes available do not appear to be sufficiently sophisticated. Moreover, not all known forms of dental pain are considered. A refined classification that meets current standards is therefore introduced. To facilitate diagnosis, the characteristic features of the various types of odontalgia are summarized. RESULTS: The new classification differentiates among seven different origins of pain: 1. dentinal pain (originating from the pulpal tissues), 2. pulpal pain (originating from the pulpal tissues), 3. periodontal pain, 4. alveolar-osseous pain, 5. atypical odontalgia, 6. heterotopic dental pain, 7. odontalgia associated with primary psychosocial factors. CONCLUSIONS: In our opinion, the proposed classification differentiates among the different forms of odontalgia more precisely than all previous ones. However, its viability and advantages over other available classification schemes still need to be verified in daily practice.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Zahnmedizin > Ehemalige Einheiten Zahnmedizin > Prothetik (Marinello)
UniBasel Contributors:Türp, Jens C.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1432-2129
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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