Pain Research and Management

Orofacial Pain as a Challenge in Modern Medicine

Publishing date
01 Aug 2022
Submission deadline
18 Mar 2022

Lead Editor

1Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland

2Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China

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Orofacial Pain as a Challenge in Modern Medicine

This issue is now closed for submissions.


Pain is a subjective feeling based on patients' symptoms and on the clinical evaluation of several characteristics, such as area, time trends, irradiation, possible regression after a specific therapy, and psychological effects.

Orofacial pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical treatment because of its influence on the quality of life. Orofacial pain is often the result of inflammatory, neoplastic, immune, infectious, or degenerative diseases, as well as temporomandibular disorders. Sometimes, orofacial pain can be difficult to differentiate from head and neck pain due to its complexity, especially when the psychosomatic state of the patient is unstable. The exploration of the characteristics and underlying mechanisms of orofacial pain will help the diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome.

This Special Issue seeks to cover the basic and clinical aspects of orofacial pain, including causes, clinical presentation, mechanistic exploration, and treatment methods. We also invite authors to submit original research and review articles about postoperative pain.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Head and neck pathology
  • Oral medicine
  • Pain including headaches and muscle aches
  • Pain epidemiology of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs)
  • Trigeminal pains
  • Current approaches to multidisciplinary management of orofacial pain
  • Pharmacologic therapies for orofacial pain
  • Management, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antispasmodics
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Psychological aspects of pain in the orofacial area
  • Treatment including non-pharmacological treatments, such as kinesitherapy, laser therapy, or manual therapy
  • Prevention strategies


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 1002235
  • - Review Article

Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment of Painful Temporomandibular Disorders: A Literature Review Supplemented by Own Clinical Experience

Adam Andrzej Garstka | Lidia Kozowska | ... | Danuta Lietz-Kijak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3604386
  • - Research Article

Multidisciplinary and Nonpharmacological Management of Pain in Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs)

Elżbieta Kubala | Danuta Lietz–Kijak | ... | Helena Gronwald
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 6115782
  • - Research Article

The Axial Length of the Eyeball and Bioelectrical Activity of Masticatory and Neck Muscles: A Preliminary Report

Grzegorz Zieliński | Michał Baszczowski | ... | Michał Ginszt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 9344028
  • - Research Article

Craniofacial Morphology of Orthodontic Patients with and without Temporomandibular Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Study

Zhe-Bin Yan | Yi-Dan Wan | ... | Xin Xiong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 1429932
  • - Research Article

Cause-Effect Relationships between Painful TMD and Postural and Functional Changes in the Musculoskeletal System: A Preliminary Report

Adam Andrzej Garstka | Monika Brzózka | ... | Danuta Lietz-Kijak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3115154
  • - Research Article

Physiotherapeutic Reduction of Orofacial Pain Using Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field and Light-Emitting Diode Therapy—A Pilot Study

Danuta Lietz-Kijak | Roman Ardan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4852683
  • - Research Article

Hyoid Bone Position in Patients with and without Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthrosis: A Cone-Beam Computed Tomography and Cephalometric Analysis

Xueman Zhou | Xin Xiong | ... | Jun Wang
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