PDF: Orofacial Pain – An Update for General Dental Practitioners

The orofacial region perform many functions very important to life support and has an vast level of brain function and nerve supply involved in its function.

The region performs functions such as breathing and smell, taste, sight, mastication (eating and chewing), swallowing and communication (verbal and non-verbal).

Evidence support the fact that the most commonly experienced orofacial pain is dental in nature. The dental reasons should be well thought of as the first
step even in cases where orofacial pain is poorly localized.

Yousef A. AlJehani 
Department of Dental Health, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
World Applied Sciences Journal 31 (4): 491-499, 2014

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