Mechanisms associated with unusual orofacial pain.

  title={Mechanisms associated with unusual orofacial pain.},
  author={Gilles J. Lavigne and Alain Woda and Edmond Truelove and Jonathan A. Ship and Thuan Dao and J P Goulet},
  journal={Journal of orofacial pain},
  volume={19 1},
This article presents an overview of possible mechanisms associated with pain perception, with a specific focus on understanding unusual manifestations of orofacial pain associated with nerve insult. It includes recent evidence concerning neurobiological changes that occur in the periphery at tissue and nerve sites, or within the central nervous system, and that may involve chemical and inflammatory responses, sensitization, or alterations of cellular function. Moreover, the contribution of the… CONTINUE READING


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