Differential diagnosis for orofacial pain, including sinusitis, TMD, trigeminal neuralgia.

  title={Differential diagnosis for orofacial pain, including sinusitis, TMD, trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Anne M. Hegarty and Joanna M. Zakrzewska},
  journal={Dental update},
  volume={38 6},
          396-400, 402-3, 405-6 passim
UNLABELLED Correct diagnosis is the key to managing facial pain of non-dental origin. Acute and chronic facial pain must be differentiated and it is widely accepted that chronic pain refers to pain of 3 months or greater duration. Differentiating the many causes of facial pain can be difficult for busy practitioners, but a logical approach can be beneficial and lead to more rapid diagnoses with effective management. Confirming a diagnosis involves a process of history-taking, clinical… 

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