Atypical Tooth and Facial Pain is a catchall diagnosis that encompasses many different disorders. Tooth and facial pain is most commonly caused by dental pathology therefore most patients with these disorders are frequently seen by dentists originally. An accurate diagnosis is very important as an erroneous diagnosis commonly leads to unnecessary dental treatment.
Pain can arise from any of the numerous structures within the orofacial region making diagnosis very complicated. Therefore it is important to see a healthcare provider specially trained to identify structures within the orofacial region.