Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Vol.15(4) : 241-245, 2015
A majority of patients who sustain injuries to the peripheral sensory nerves of the face and jaws experience
a slow but gradual return of sensation that is functional and tolerable, if not the same as before the injuries.
However, long-term effects of such injuries are aggravating for many patients, and a few patients experience
significant suffering. In some of these patients, posttraumatic symptoms become pathological and are painful.
The predominant painful components are (1) numbing anesthesia dolorosa pain, (2) triggered neuralgiaform
pain, (3) burning and aching causalgiaform pain, and (4) phantom pain. This is a case report of conservative
management of traumatic neuralgia and neuritis as part of posttraumatic pain syndromes in geriatric patients
who have undergone the teeth extraction and alveoloplasty.