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Oral surgery II: Part 5. Chronic orofacial pain

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-836
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Volume223
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2017

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Abstract

Chronic orofacial pain syndromes represent a diagnostic challenge for any practitioner. Patients are frequently misdiagnosed or attribute their pain to a prior event such as a dental procedure, ENT problem or facial trauma. Psychiatric symptoms of depression and anxiety are prevalent in this population and compound the diagnostic conundrum. Treatment is less effective than in other pain syndromes and thus often requires a multidisciplinary approach to address the many facets of these conditions.

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