Masseter inhibitory periods and sensations evoked by electrical tooth pulp stimulation in patients with oral-facial pain and mandibular dysfunction.

@article{Sharav1982MasseterIP,
  title={Masseter inhibitory periods and sensations evoked by electrical tooth pulp stimulation in patients with oral-facial pain and mandibular dysfunction.},
  author={Yair Sharav and Patricia A Mcgrath and Ronald Dubner},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1982},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={305-10}
}
The masseter inhibitory period (silent period) and sensations evoked by tooth-pulp stimulation were examined in 12 healthy subjects and 12 patients with oral-facial pain and mandibular dysfunction (MPD). Trains of 30 pulses were applied to an upper incisor and the threshold intensities for detecting sensation, for detecting pain sensation and for the masseter inhibitory period were determined. Masseter activity was monitored during tooth stimulation by electromyographic recordings from surface… CONTINUE READING