DIAGNOSIS OF DENTO-FACIAL PAIN

Dental disease is just one of the many causes for dento-facial pain. Neurological pain is one of the most excruciating types of pain. Bell’s Palsy and trigeminal neuralgia are frequently mistaken for a toothache. People suffering a heart attack can experience pain in the jaw as well. Our role is to determine if the pain is of dental origin. If we rule out a dental origin, we typically refer the patient to a neurologist or medical doctor for further evaluation.