Myofascial pain often mimics endodontic pain. Differentiating between the two is difficult. Often, these two types of pain occur in tandem. Myofascial pain is also commonly confused with post-operative flare-ups.
The ability to recognize and treat acute myofascial pain will increase your diagnostic accuracy. It will also dramatically reduce the frequency of your post-operative flare-ups. This presentation will give a brief etiology of myofascial pain, diagnostic cues, and management considerations.
- Understand myofascial pain and how it presents.
- Understand the link between myofascial pain and post-op flare-ups.
- Understand how to relieve the acute phase of myofascial pain.
IAE (Past President)
Dr. Karmali is sought after by patients for his conservative and innovative approach to managing pain. His practice is focused on understanding before treating. It is focused on trying conservative approaches before aggressive ones. He has gained the reputation of predictably saving teeth that would otherwise require extraction and replacement.
Dr. Karmali shares his knowledge and experience through thought-provoking presentations. His presentations are clinically based and challenge the norms of conventional endodontic approaches. He presents nationally at dental meetings and universities.
Dr. Karmali was raised in Seattle. He attended the University of Washington. There he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, he served honorably in the United States Navy as a Dental Officer. He was stationed around the globe with the Navy and the Marines. After completing his service, he returned to the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center to specialize in Endodontics.
Dr. Karmali pursues the highest standards of clinical excellence in the art and science of endodontics. He is currently serving as the President of the International Academy of Endodontics. He is the founder and chairman of the Denver Academy of Integrative Dentistry.
Dr. Karmali’s passion for professional and personal growth is focused on helping his patients maintain their oral health for a lifetime.