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
- 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.
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