Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 647--651

Rhinogenic contact point headache mimicking odontogenic pain: A case report and review of literature


Abhishek G Soni 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Headache is a common clinical problem, and appropriate diagnosis and management are a challenge for oral physician. Any minor anatomical variation within the nasal cavity may lead to mucosal contact point, which may be an etiological factor for causing headache and often left behind by clinician during preliminary evaluation of patients with headache or facial pain, resulting in misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. This article is an attempt to present a case of rhinogenic contact point headache which may be mistaken for a toothache initially leading to incorrect diagnosis and irrelevant treatment. A thorough, accurate and comprehensive history taking and a complete clinical and general physical examination result in appropriate diagnosis of the clinical situation.


How to cite this article:
Soni AG. Rhinogenic contact point headache mimicking odontogenic pain: A case report and review of literature.Indian J Dent Res 2020;31:647-651


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Soni AG. Rhinogenic contact point headache mimicking odontogenic pain: A case report and review of literature. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];31:647-651
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