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Patients with chronic orofacial pain often report disturbances in sleep, leading to the hypothesis that nocturnal motor hyperactivity of the muscles of mastication may contribute to the nociceptive process. This hypothesis was tested in a controlled study to evaluate the relationship between sleep stages, patient self-report of pain in the orofacial region,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential usefulness of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) bone scanning with technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate (Tc-99m MDP) in the diagnosis of idiopathic jaw pain. Unlike planar bone scanning, SPECT uses tomographic technology to provide 3-dimensional images, which are more(More)
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