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Atypical Facial Pain

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Atypical facial pain, or AFP, is a chronic pain disorder that occurs in specific areas of the face. AFP is a widely unexplained syndrome that is often described as a very persistent, long lasting pain.

Common pain descriptors of AFP are:

• Dull

• Aching

• Burning

• Sharp

• Electric

• Pressing

• Crushing

Other sensations could be itching, tingling or “pins and needles” sensation, muscle spasms and extreme sensitivity to heat or cold. In some cases, dental treatment can be used to relieve AFP. Some causes could include an abscessed tooth, TMJ disorder, sinus infection, injury to the face or nerve damage.

If you think you suffer from AFP, contact our office at (631) 271-1770 today! We can help diagnose your condition and find you the relief you need.