Facial Pain Syndromes: A Practical Approach to Orofacial, Dental, Cranial Neuralgia, and Atypical Facial Pain Syndromes (320)

4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, March 9

Facial pain syndromes are a common referral to the pain medicine specialist, but frequently misdiagnosed. This session will provide a practical approach to distinguishing facial pain generators and an evidenced based multimodal (pharmacologic, CBT, interventional, surgical) treatment algorithm for dental, oromaxillofacial, cranial neuralgia, and atypical facial pain syndromes.

Oromaxillofacial and Dental Pain Syndromes

Kevin I. Reid, DDS

Cranial Neuralgias and Atypical Facial Pain

James C. Watson, MD

Multimodal Facial Pain Treatments

Alexander Feoktistov, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the diagnostic approach to determining the pain generator in a patient presenting with facial pain.
  • Identify the pathophysiology and classification of trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain conditions.
  • Describe an evidence based algorithmic approach to the treatment options for patients with facial pain: pharmacological, CBT, interventional, and surgical.