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Acupuncture treatment of pain dysfunction syndrome after dental extraction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12512794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A successful treatment with acupuncture of a patient with Pain Dysfunction Syndrome is presented. The patient developed restricted mouth opening after removal of a third molar in the lower jaw. Despite orthodox treatment no improvement was noticed after three months, and his general practitioner was contacted. After two acupuncture sessions the patient felt normal and the jaw movement was within the normal range. A follow-up four weeks after the first treatment showed a further increase in the jaw movement. If restricted movement in the temporomandibular joint occurs after operative procedures in the mouth, acupuncture should be considered at an early stage.
Palle Rosted; Viggo Jørgensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0964-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Acupunct Med     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-06     Completed Date:  2003-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304117     Medline TA:  Acupunct Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Weston Park Hospital, Sheffiled, England.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy* / methods
Molar, Third
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome / etiology*,  therapy*
Time Factors
Tooth Extraction / adverse effects*
Treatment Outcome

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