When a patient feels pain when tooth extraction, it is considered reasonable once. Now to reduce the pain the doctor is now focusing on involving the nerves of the brain and nerves around the face.

This was stated by the professor of Tokushima University, Yoshizo Matsuka, in the study of “Basic Pain Mechanism and Management of Orofacial Pain” Department of Dentistry (KG) University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) at FKIK UMY Amphitheater, Friday (7/3/2014) . The event was also attended by Head of Department UMY drgHastoro Pintadi and other KG lecturers.

Matsuka said, many doctors or dentists have not understood the difference between temporomandibulardisorder (interference in the joints of the jaw, face and surroundings) with neuropathic pain (pain from the nerves). Once a patient with neuropathic is referred to another doctor.

“That is, need to explore how to overcome the pain in the nerves so that it can provide the best in patients,” he explained.

By understanding orofacial pain according to Matsuka, can ease the pain in patients. So in the process of surgery or tooth extraction, the patient does not feel pain. Because the pain around the mouth, jaw, and around the face first resolved.

“If it is overcome, then the nerves to the brain will not bring pain, which is why doctors understand theorofacial and neuropathic pain,” explained Matsuka.

Meanwhile, Head of Department of Drugs, Dr. Hastoro Pintadi said that this expert review was conducted in order to run UMY Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tokushima University. Previously UMY and Tushima had run the exchange of lecturers and students.

“This is part of the UMU and Tokushima MoU activities, after which we will do the Student Exchange again, so there will be a process of student enrollment,” Hastoro explained.

The existence of an expert study of orofacial pain is very important according to one of the participants, Cahyaning Hannisa. Because most patients in dentistry have orofacial pain and need appropriate treatment to prevent the problem from continuing.

“It will adversely affect the prognosis (the final estimate of the disease) of the treatment or acts that will be done to the patient,” explained this KG KG student. (shah / mar)


Ahlul Amalsyah