Orofacial Pain: A Review
Ragini Gupta, Vinay Mohan, Pooja Mahay and Pramod Kumar Yadav*
Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Dr. Z A Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Pramod Kumar Yadav
Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry
Dr. Z A Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Uttar Pradesh, 202001, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Recieved date: Jun 01, 2015; Accepted date: Mar 04, 2016; Published date: Mar 11, 2016
Citation: Gupta R, Mohan V, Mahay P, Yadav PK (2016) Orofacial Pain: A Review. Dentistry 6:367. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000367
Copyright: © 2016 Gupta R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Orofacial pain is the field of dentistry devoted to the diagnosis and management of chronic, complex, facial pain and oromotor disorders. This specialty in dentistry has developed over a number of years out of the need for better understanding of a group of patients who somehow were not clearly suffering from dental pain disorders. Orofacial pain represents a significant burden in terms of morbidity and health service utilization. It includes very common disorders such as toothache and temporomandibular disorders, as well as rare orofacial pain syndromes. Many orofacial pain conditions have overlapping presentations, and diagnostic uncertainty is frequently encountered in clinical practice. Our profession has realized the importance of basic knowledge and differential diagnosis in order to manage these patients properly. This modification in the approach has caused several changes in education as well as in clinical activities. This paper aims to discuss the importance of basic knowledge to perform successful management.