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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Orofacial pain: an enigma for diagnosis and treatment; a prospective clinical study

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Author Details : Altaf Hussain, Tauseefa Jan, Nusrat Nazir*

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 113-117

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Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine most common cause of orofacial pain and gender distribution.
Materials and Methods: This was a prospective study that included 200 patients that reported to our Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology with orofacial pain.
Results: Out of 200 patients 130 (65%) were females and 70(35%) were males with age range of above 15 to 65 year. Temporomandibular disorders were most common cause orofacial pain .58 cases (29%) out of 200 were temporomandibular disorders with 38(19%) cases of females and 20(10%) cases of males followed by myofacial pain in 48% cases and least incidence of traumatic neuritis in 3% cases.
Conclusion: Chronic orofacial pain is a diagnostic challenge and it is possible therefore to make a misdiagnosis Multidisciplinary OFP assessment ideally also includes psychometrics, pain profiling, quantitative sensory testing, haematology and imaging where indicated.

Keywords: Orofacial pain, Neuropathic pain, Nociceptive pain, Somatosensory.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijohd.2019.024

How to cite : Hussain A, Jan T , Nazir N, Orofacial pain: an enigma for diagnosis and treatment; a prospective clinical study. Int J Oral Health Dent 2019;5(2):113-117

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