Orofacial Pain

  • Michael A. O. Lewis
  • Philip-John Lamey
Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides book series (BDJCG)


Orofacial pain is the most frequent reason for emergency attendance at the dental surgery. The exact diagnosis of the patient’s pain can sometimes be quite challenging for the clinician.

Further Reading

  1. Häggman-Henrikson B, Alstergren P, Davidson T, Högestätt ED, Östlund P, Tranaeus S, Vitols S, List T. Pharmacological treatment of oro-facial pain - health technology assessment including a systematic review with network meta-analysis. J Oral Rehabil. 2017;44:800–26. Scholar
  2. Renton T. Pain part 1 introduction to pain. Dent Update. 2015;42:109–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Zakrzewska JM, editor. Orofacial pain. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-923669-5.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. O. Lewis
    • 1
  • Philip-John Lamey
    • 2
  1. 1.School of DentistryCardiff University School of DentistryCardiffUK
  2. 2.Edinburgh Dental InstituteUniversity of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Dental InstituteEdinburghUK

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