Orofacial Pain (OFP) a Specialty of Dentistry
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. These disorders as they relate to orofacial pain include but are not limited to temporomandibular muscle and joint (TMJ) disorders, jaw movement disorders, neuropathic and neurovascular pain disorders, headache, and sleep disorders.
Understanding TMD. TMD pain can come from your jaw joint or the muscles that help move the jaw. This is why your doctor will examine your jaw joint and the muscles in your head and neck.
Dental specialists are dentists who have training above and beyond their general dentistry degree in a specific dental specialty.
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