The management of orofacial pain encompasses several procedural issues, including the delivery of anesthetic and the management of postprocedural pain, as well as pain diagnosis and management strategies for orofacial conditions that cause pain in the face and head.
A major issue in the treatment of orofacial pain is the use of opioids, when to use them and when they are recommended. In fact, one in 16 patients prescribed opioids after a surgical procedure will become a long-term user. The lack of procedure-specific guidelines after common dental procedures contributes to opioid overprescribing for orofacial pain.
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Cite this: Catherine M. Flaitz. Fast Five Quiz: Pain Management in Dentistry - Medscape - Jun 21, 2023.