Pain is the most unpleasant feeling one can have .Orofacial pain is characterized by sharp, throbbing or burning pain in the head, neck, face, mouth, gums or teeth. Many times we neglect facial pain without knowing the underlying problems. If you are aware how to differentiate the pain, it would help you to seek the treatment faster.
|Treatment is directed to the underlying heart problem after the dental evaluation.|
||Local nerve block will block the tooth pain.Antibiotics should be given for the sinus problems.|
|Salivary Gland Dysfunction||
||Comprehensive evaluation of the salivary glands is needed|
||Trigger point injection.|
|Masticatory muscle disorders||
||Treatment: Eliminate etiology factors.Trigger points injections, using Marcaine 0.5% w/o Kenalog.Restrict mandibular function Simple muscle relaxation therapy.
Medication(anti -inflammatory, muscle relaxant)
|Dental and oral diseases||
||Treatment done accordingly after the dental evaluation.|
|Temperomandibular disorders, TMD||
||Diet, physical therapy, NSAIDS, splints, surgical.|
||Analgesics, Triptans, Ergotamines.Changing the life style.|
||Endodontic procedures depending on the type of fracture.|
||Same as Trigeminal neuralgia.|
|Burning mouth syndrome||
||Pain relief medications. Evaluation for underlying problems.|
Having a good knowledge and awareness can help you take a good decision for a better diagnosis and a treatment plan. It is never too late to visit a dentist or a medical practitioner to seek help.