Letters Dental pain

Carrying out a comprehensive intraoral examination in dental pain

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g164 (Published 15 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g164
  1. Shilpa Ojha, core surgical trainee year 21,
  2. Antony Narula, professor1
  1. 1ENT Department, St Mary’s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
  1. Shilpa.Ojha{at}imperial.nhs.uk

As otolaryngologists we are often faced with patients presenting with orofacial pain, and around half of such cases arise from dental related disease.1 Dental pain is the most common cause of lower facial pain. It can be difficult to differentiate …

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