OROFACIAL PAIN: A challenge for the dentist - Dr. Anand Krishnan

Orofacial pain as a broad terminology may occur due to disease of orofacial structures, generalized musculoskeletal or rheumatic disease, peripheral or CNS or psychological abnormality or may be a referred pain from cervical muscles or intracranial pathology. 

All these conditions represent a challenge to the clinician. Different individuals respond differently to the identical noxious stimulus. 

The clinician needs to have a thorough knowledge so as to make a proper diagnosis thereby providing an optimal treatment. So here in this article we discuss the differential diagnosis of Orofacial pain.