Specialist Questions

Category: Differential Diagnosis Of Facial Pain

I am having trouble with the differential diagnosis of facial pain. Are there guidelines for me to review?

By Dr David Mock | Posted August 2, 2013

The diagnosis and management of facial pain can be very different dependant on whether the patient visits a dentist or medical practitioner. A structure for accurate diagnosis is proposed beginning with a very careful history. The commonest acute causes of pain are dental and these are best managed by dentists.