Category: Mouth & face (Oro-facial) pain

Pain of the mouth and face (oro-facial or facial pain) is said to affect 26% of adults in the UK  Facial pain has a very wide range of possible causes with pain from the teeth being one of the commonest. Some of the possible causes of facial pain are:-

  • Sinusitis
  • Colds (upper respiratory tract infection),
  • Middle ear infection (otitis media)
  • Toothache
  • Dental abscess
  • Trigeminal neuralgia,
  • Herpes zoster, (shingles)
  • Mumps,
  • Jaw joint pain (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction)
  • Cluster headaches,
  • Migraine
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Tumours of mouth nose and pharynx
  • Bone, cysts and infections
  • Atypical facial pain
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Management of acute dental problems

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This guidance from SDCEP is intended for use by staff in any healthcare setting who may be asked to advise or manage patients with acute dental problems. This includes non-dental professionals, such as general medical practice, emergency department and pharmacy staff, as well as members of the dental team. The full guidance and support materials…

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Oral health management of patients prescribed bisphosphonates

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This guidance provides clear and practical advice for dentists in primary care on how to provide care for patients prescribed bisphosphonates.  The guidance is also of relevance to prescribers and dispensers of bisphosphonates and to patients. The full guidance and support materials can be downloaded from the SDCEP website.

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Oral health assessment and review

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This guidance document aims to facilitate the move from a restorative approach to patient care to a preventive and long-term approach that is risk-based and meets the specific needs of individual patients. It also aims to encourage the involvement of patients in managing their own oral health. A  ‘ Guidance in Brief ‘ document incorporates…

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Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)

CLAPA is a UK voluntary organisation providing help and support to those affected by cleft lip and palate. CLAPA was established in 1979 as a partnership between parents and health professionals. Clapa’s key functions are to: Organise local parent-to-parent support through its nation-wide network Run a specialist service for parents and health professionals seeking help…

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British Dental Health Foundation

The British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) is an independent charity (not for profit) dedicated to improving oral health and well-being around the world. The BDHF was established in 1971  and two of its high profile campaigns are:- Mouth Cancer Action Month National Smile Month The founding fathers of the British Dental Health Foundation wished to…

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