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Quintessence Int 44 (2013), No. 9     22. Aug. 2013
Quintessence Int 44 (2013), No. 9  (22.08.2013)

Page 703-706, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a29791, PubMed:23757464

Medical treatment of post-dental extraction peripheral painful traumatic trigeminal neuropathy
López-López, José / Estrugo-Devesa, Albert / Jane-Salas, Enric / Segura-Egea, Juan José / Chang, Tina I.
Pain arising from surgical procedures that damage the inferior alveolar nerve typically responds poorly to classic therapies. The present case reports the successful medical treatment of this problem with a 10-day course of a corticosteroid and a concomitant 30-day course of an anticonvulsant.

Keywords: dental extraction, neuropathic pain, trauma