Reflex vasodilatation in the human gingiva following painful stimulation to the ipsilateral tooth-pulp, gingiva or tongue

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Abstract

Using laser-Doppler flowmetry we investigated whether reflex vasodilator responses would be evoked by the painful stimulation of the trigeminal region in human gingiva. GBF increases were elicited by the painful electrical stimulation to the tooth-pulp or gingiva, in addition to application by capsaicin onto the tongue, without an increase in systemic blood pressure. Thus, the pain of various oral tissues would cause the reflex vasodilatation in human gingiva.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-56
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Congress Series
Volume1284
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Gingival pain
  • Laser-Doppler flowmetry
  • Reflex vasodilatation
  • Tongue pain
  • Tooth pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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