Clinical Evaluation of Orofacial Pain

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Pain felt in the head and neck can be very challenging for the treating clinician. There are so many possible diagnoses, all of which require specific treatments. Success can only be achieved by selecting the proper treatment for the pain condition. Therefore, differential diagnosis is the most critical element for being successful. Proper diagnosis can only be achieved by acquiring the needed information from the patient. This chapter reviews the essential elements of taking a detailed pain history and performing a thorough examination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Oral Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Approach to Clinical Practice
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319723037
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.


  • Clinical evaluation
  • Cranial nerve
  • Orofacial pain
  • Pain examination
  • Pain history
  • TMD evaluation
  • TMD history
  • TMJ evaluation
  • TMJ history
  • Temporomandibular disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry
  • General Medicine


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