Pathology of Jaw

Location of Atypical Facial Pain or
Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis and non vital teeth with local anesthetic, X-ray evaluation and or the use of the CEDS (computer electro dermal system) with Stim- 1-.

A. INTRODUCTION

Facial pain, otherwise known as dental pain, trigeminal neuralgia or tick douloureux is a condition which has been treated in many ways. Surgical excision of the bony area has produced the best results along with nutritional support. The perplexing problem is location of the cause of the pain.

B. METHODS OF LOCATING THE CAUSE.

1. Stim-1- is directly attacked to the ground of the CEDS to aid the operator in locating types of metal in dental restorations, non vital teeth and or osteonecrosis of the upper and or lower jaw.
2. Stim-1- put out 3.5 volts divided by 1 K ohm is 3.5 milliamps. This current is applied to an area of the jaw, with a probe, will reflect to Ly2 the health of that odonton (hard or soft tissue of the jaws). Reading on the CEDS above 55 with an indicator drop will signal the operator to mark that area as a sight for surgical biopsy of the bone. Teeth that give the same dysfunction reading need to be checked with other standard methods and the decision is left up to the patient once a non vital condition is determined.

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
The clinical significance for the study in the skin conductance measurement by CEDS and electrical stimuli from Stim-1- is to locate tissue dysfunction of the jaws that may be the cause of dysfunction to the body. Using a small test probe allows clinical investigators to pin point the area to be biopsieD. X-rays can over look areas that are hidden between heavy cortical plates of bone, ex. the lower third molar area. This information could help the CEDS health practitioner to screen and recognize sights without an invasive procedure to the patients jaw. Research information with Stim-1- and biopsies of the jaw tissue will give clinical significance to the effectiveness of the instrument.

PURPOSE
The purpose of this research is:
1. To determine if conductance measurements at a specific location, Ly2, of subject and correlation to pain or pathology of the jaw using Stim-1- is very helpful.
2. To determine the exact location of the atypical facial pain or dysfunction.
3. To determine with the CEDS and Stim-1-, that metallic containing restorations are the cause of dysfunction to the tooth and or jaw.

HYPOTHESIS
The hypotheses of the study using Stim-1- with CEDS is to locate more exactly the location of jaw dysfunction’s.

STIM-1- SCREENING
Stimulating areas of the jaw tissue with 3.5 volts using a square wave aids in transmitting information to Ly2 for interpretation by the operator of the CEDS.

SKIN CONDUCTANCE
The method for skin conductance is to have the subject hold a ground electrode wrapped in wet gauze in one hand while the ground of Stim-1- attachment is connected to this same ground of the CEDS. The probe of Stim-1- is gently touched to the jaw tissue to be tested after the instrument is turned on.

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