Phantom Tooth Pain (PTP) can be a challenge to diagnose and to treat. It shares features with other phantom pain syndromes.
(1) history of a preceding event (see below)
(2) persistent pain and/or paresthesia in teeth and/or oral structures
(3) exclusion of alternative explanations
(1) pulp extirpation
(2) dental extraction
(3) dental trauma
(4) maxillary antrum surgery
(5) dental nerve block (rare)
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