Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain Following Dental Implant Placement: A Case Report
Elena Queral-Godoy, DDS, MS / Eduardo Vazquez-Delgado, DDS, MS / Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD / Cosme Gay-Escoda, MD, DDS, PhD
The present case report depicts the management of a patient with persistent idiopathic facial pain following the placement of 2 dental implants in the mandibular anterior alveolar ridge. After 15 months of unsuccessful diagnosis and management, the patient was seen at the Orofacial Pain Unit of the Oral Surgery and Implantology master’s degree program of the University of Barcelona. Seven months after treatment onset, a combination of nortriptyline, clonazepam, and relaxation procedures has successfully controlled the patient’s facial pain symptoms.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2006;21:136–140
Key words: atypical facial pain, dental implants, idiopathic facial pain