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Odovtos International Journal of Dental Sciences

On-line version ISSN 2215-3411Print version ISSN 1659-1046


CERVANTES-CHAVARRIA, Andrés R.. Persistent Idiopathic Dentoalveolar pain. Literature review and clinical case treated with intraoral application of Botulinum toxin. Odovtos [online]. 2021, vol.23, n.3, pp.57-65. ISSN 2215-3411.

Persistent Idiopathic Dentoalveolar Pain (PIDAP) is an orofacial neuropathic pain, which can be difficult to diagnose and is usually accompanied by increasing anxiety from both the patient and the treating dentist. A case of a 38-year-old female patient is presented, and it is shown the diagnostic process and therapeutic approach. The interdisciplinary management accompanied by several pharmacological lines is highlighted: Botulinum toxin was used as an adjunctive treatment allowing it to decrease systemically administered medications dosing and therefore its possible side effects. This condition usually affects psychosocial aspects of the patient and has a major impact on his quality of life. It is very important before initiating an invasive clinical treatment, obtaining a clear differential diagnosis and assessing in some cases the presence of non-odontogenic pain, such as PIDAP.

Keywords : Persistent dento-alveolar pain disorder; PDAP; Intraoral neuropathic pain; Intraoral botulinum toxin.

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