Neuropathic Pain and how to prevent it in relation to dentistry


Neuropathic pain is one of three main pain types experienced by man. It is neither nociceptive pain (healthy pain protecting the body) or nociplastic pain (dysfunctional centralised pain related to Fibromyalgia). Neuropathic pain results from damage to the somatosensory nervous system (either peripheral or central or both). Persistent pain after surgery is becoming the most common pain condition seen in patients on pain clinics.

It is characterised by pain that does not respond to anti-inflammatory’s (as it is NOT inflammatory nociceptive pain). There are several conditions that sit with NePain in the trigeminal system. This presentation provides an overview of these conditions and specifically nerve injuries related to dentistry and how they may be prevented.

Lecture length: 1hr 23mins