Oro-Facial Pain represents an important clinical pain issue affecting a large number of patients, from childhood to old age.
Oro-Facial Pain consists of a varied group of conditions ranging from simple tooth ache to jaw joint problems to classical neuralgias.
Patients with these condition will often have been treated by a spectrum of healthcare professionals, ranging from dentists, GP’s, ENT surgeons, psychologists, neurologists and surgeons with a different approach to history, examination, classification and treatment.
It is not unusual to see the same patient being sent from one specialist to another without communication between the healthcare providers. The results can be frustrating and disappointing for all the parties involved.
In this section of the website, the more ‘commonly encountered’ oro-facial pains such as Atypical Facial Pain, Atypical Odontalgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Burning Mouth Syndrome are covered (these reflect the oro-facial pains I tend to see most of on clinics in hospitals).