Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 6

A Review on Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain (PIFP)

Shweta Hinduja* and Ruchika Sood

Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, India

*Corresponding Author: Shweta Hinduja, Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, India.

Received: March 28, 2022; Published: May 16, 2022


PIFP is a chronic pain condition recurring daily for over two hours daily for more than 3 months, in absence of neurological deficits. Pain may be localized, and may eventually spread, further affecting the quality of life of patients. The pathophysiology is not clearly identified and neither is the diagnostic criteria, which has further lead to lack of research on the topic. We hereby present a narrative review; discussing the symptomatology, differential diagnosis and the diagnostic criteria available for the condition, as also the holistic management.

Keywords: Orofacial Pain; Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain; PIFP; Idiopathic Facial Pain; IFP; Trigeminal Neuralgia; PTTN; Chronic Facial Pain; Idiopathic Facial Pain; Daily Pain, Idiopathic Facial Pain


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  68. Citation

    Citation: Shweta Hinduja and Ruchika Sood. “A Review on Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain (PIFP)". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.6 (2022): 70-77.


    Copyright: © 2022 Shweta Hinduja and Ruchika Sood. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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