Glenn Haegerstam

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The purpose of the present investigation was to find neurophysiological correlates of pain perception. The magnitude and time course of perceived pain was successfully related to the neural discharge evoked by rapid cooling of the tooth surface in 6 dental patients whose lower incisors were to be extracted for prosthodontic reasons. Two cavities were(More)
Patients suffering facial pain that does not fit with the traditional diagnostic criteria and which does not respond to dental treatment constitute a clinical problem. These patients lack a proper diagnosis and are frequently exposed to excessive and inadequate invasive treatment. The aim of this investigation was to study the long-term development of pain(More)
Although patients with chronic orofacial pain are frequently disabled, the disability is not necessarily due to the orofacial pain: various other factors may contribute. This retrospective study investigated the possible relationship between reports of pain, fatigue, disease conviction (DC), and denial of psychologic factors as explanation of the suffering(More)
In order to test the hypothesisthat ACh mediates the transmission of pain stimuli from dentin to sensory intradental nerve endings the following experiments were performed. Intradental nerve impulses were recorded by means of low impedance electrodes inserted in dentinal cavities in the tooth of the cat. An air blast proved to be an efficient physical(More)
In order to study the excitation of intradental nerves by fluid flow in dentinal tubules the following experiments were performed. The fluid flow was caused by reduced hydrostatic pressure applied to the exposed dentine surface of the canine teeth in the anesthetized cat. In one series of 7 cats the intradental nerve activity was recorded by means of(More)
The ability of a mathematical model to evaluate the effects of two different pain modulating procedures (partial nerve block and vibration) on acute experimental pulpal pain was studied. The results were also compared with placebo procedures and it was shown that the model could accurately quantify the parameters that determine the pain response following(More)
Intradental nerve activity (INA) induced by cold stimulation of human teeth is regularly accompanied by pain perception. In this study a mathematical model was developed in order to quantify the relationship between INA and pain. In 5 patients (45 experiments) INA was recorded using electrodes implanted in lower incisor teeth. Brief cold stimulations(More)
The effects of tooth surface stimulation on intradental nerve activity (INA) and subsequent pain perception were studied in human lower incisors later to be extracted for periodontal reasons. The INA elicited by hot gutta-percha briefly applied to the tooth surface was monitored by means of labial electrodes deeply implanted in the dentin and perceived pain(More)
In order to study the effect of sodium acetylsalicylate and the role of prostaglandins on intradental nerve impulse activity experiments were performed on the teeth of anaesthetized cats. Nerve impulse activity was induced by mechanical and chemical stimuli and recorded by means of electrodes inserted into dentinal cavities. It was shown that such activity(More)