PULSED RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION OF SPHENOPALATINE GANGLION FOR MOLAR TOOTH PAIN
Dr. Garima Dabas* and Dr. Sahil Gupta
Sphenopalatine ganglion is the largest collection of neurons in the calvarium outside of the brain. Over the past century, it has been a target for interventional treatment of head, tooth and facial pain due to its ease of access. Block, radiofrequency ablation, and neurostimulation have all been applied to treat a myriad of painful syndromes. RFA of SPG has widely been used for treatment of cluster headaches but very less literature is available that describes its usefulness in molar toothaches. This article describes the role of pulsed RFA of SPG in upper molar tooth pain.
Keywords: Sphenopalatine, radiofrequency, pulse, molar tooth.
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