Pain Research and Management

Pain Research and Management with Digital Dentistry


Publishing date
01 Sep 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
30 Apr 2021

1Jouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia

2Adelaide Dental School, Adelaide, Australia

3Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

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Pain Research and Management with Digital Dentistry

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

There has been substantial development in digital pain management with the introduction of computerised clinical decision support systems, diagnostic wearable devices, and deep neural networks of predictive algorithms for identifying pain sources. From the introduction of diagnostic biosensors to machine learning and augmented reality-based management of dental pain and anxiety, digitisation has introduced novel methods of managing some of the most complex pain-related syndromes.

Although enormous in potential, biomedical and computerised applications in dental pain management is still in its infancy. The integration of computers and computerised applications within the dental space requires overcoming substantial hurdles including patient acceptability of the technology, bugs within the system leading to undesirable results, financial and economic implications limiting mass adaptation of such technologies by the dental community, etc. Furthermore, dental pain develops from a wide variety of sources, ranging from the tolerable hypersensitivity and periodontal pain to the intolerable pulpal and trigeminal pain. Neoplasm, medicine, or therapy-induced pain also add to the need for versatility and thereby challenge accurate computerised diagnoses and relevant management.

This Special Issue will focus on showcasing clinically relevant original research (both in-vitro and in-vivo) and review articles that emphasise: digitised advancements of clinical pain research and management in dentistry; practical computerised methods which can be implemented within the dental practice; sensors and devices used for diagnostics in the head and neck region; digitised techniques in managing the pain after an accurate diagnosis; and patient-related considerations and financial aspects of computerised head and neck pain research. This Issue welcomes all specialties of dentistry, head-neck medicine, and bioengineering to submit articles that highlight the aforementioned methods to deal with dental and maxillofacial pain. This Issue should be of interest to medical and surgical specialties closely knit with the head & neck sciences along with researchers working on associated biomedical engineering applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Application of CAD/CAM in surgical and prosthetic pain management
  • Use of sensors, biosensors and other nanotechnology to address oral and maxillofacial pain
  • Computerised devices for dental pain management relevant to orthodontics, surgery, periodontics and prosthetic dentistry
  • Deep learning and artificial intelligence-driven networks to aid pain diagnosis
  • Computer navigated laser and adjunctive therapy in dentistry
  • Computerised methods of addressing anxiety, stress, and pain in paediatric, adult, and geriatric dentistry
  • Laser and/or nanobiofusion gel to reduce orthodontic induced pain management
  • Public health concerns and economic constraints relevant to computerised dental pain management

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6690542
  • - Research Article

Photobiostimulatory Effect of a Single Dose of Low-Level Laser on Orthodontic Tooth Movement and Pain

Irfan Qamruddin | Mohammad Khursheed Alam | ... | Adam Husein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6624723
  • - Research Article

Biostimulatory Effects of Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound on Rate of Orthodontic Tooth Movement and Associated Pain, Applied at 3-Week Intervals: A Split-Mouth Study

Irfan Qamruddin | Mohammad Khursheed Alam | ... | Adam Husein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6659133
  • - Review Article

Machine Learning and Intelligent Diagnostics in Dental and Orofacial Pain Management: A Systematic Review

Taseef Hasan Farook | Nafij Bin Jamayet | ... | Mohammad Khursheed Alam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5512031
  • - Review Article

The Use of Technology in the Management of Orthodontic Treatment-Related Pain

Anand Marya | Adith Venugopal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6664736
  • - Review Article

Revisiting the Corneal and Blink Reflexes for Primary and Secondary Trigeminal Facial Pain Differentiation

Zafar Ali Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6623792
  • - Research Article

Injection of Lidocaine Alone versus Lidocaine plus Dexmedetomidine in Impacted Third Molar Extraction Surgery, a Double-Blind Randomized Control Trial for Postoperative Pain Evaluation

Javad Alizargar | Milad Etemadi Sh | ... | Nan-Chen Hsieh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6677929
  • - Review Article

Essential Attributes of Clear Aligner Therapy in terms of Appliance Configuration, Hygiene, and Pain Levels during the Pandemic: A Brief Review

Anand Marya | Adith Venugopal | ... | Mohmed Isaqali Karobari
Pain Research and Management
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