Differential diagnosis of jaw pain in the elderly.

N. A. Sandler, V. Ziccardi, M. Ochs

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Abstract

While many diseases are marked by pain in the mandible or maxilla, a number of these conditions appear to be more prevalent in people 65 years and older. People in this age group often have a number of medical problems and take a variety of medications, so clear-cut diagnosis of jaw pain can be difficult. Memory deficits or concomitant somatic complaints can further complicate the diagnosis. This article presents a differential for jaw pain in the elderly and reports on a pertinent case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1263-1270
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Volume126
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995

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