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Pain Control in Dentistry.

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Diagnosis and Management.. By Seltzer Samuel. . 233 pages. J. B. Lippincott Company; , Philadelphia and Toronto: , 1978.. Price, $17.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(3):485. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-90-3-485_6
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The outgrowth of a comprehensive course in pain diagnosis and control in the advanced education programs in endodontology and periodontology at the Temple University School of Dentistry, this book deals with causes and control of dental and nondental pain of the head and neck. Topics include pathways for pain, theories of pain perception, types of neural structures involved, the neurotransmitters, characteristics of pain, and features of disease entities (in tabular form) that may be responsible for pain. A chapter on pain threshold discusses tests for its measurement and psychological aspects of pain. Although intended for dentists, the book should be


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