What is Orofacial Pain?
Orofacial Pain (OFP) is the specialty of dentistry that encompasses the diagnosis, management and treatment of pain disorders of the jaw, mouth, face and associated regions.
The specialty of OFP is dedicated to the evidenced-based understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, etiology, prevention, and treatment of these disorders and improving access to interdisciplinary patient care.
OFP disorders include but are not limited to:
Typical treatments may involve one or more of the following:
- Orthotic (splint, nightguard, biteguard)
- Physical therapy
- Nutritional supplements
- Jaw exercises
- Stress Management
- Self- Management behaviors