The Management of Orofacial Pain in Developing Countries: The Current Challenges.
In developed countries, orofacial pain is one condition in dentistry that has been well defined, explored, and managed. Unfortunately, unlike the grown and developed management of orofacial pain in developed countries, the management of orofacial pain in developing countries is still poorly performed.
The current article discusses about the current management of orofacial pain in developing countries. At the time being, there are several factors that are considered to be the etiology of the unsuccessful management of orofacial
pain in developing countries.
Lack of knowledge about the symptoms of orofacial pain is considered to be one
of them. Therefore, educating more people about orofacial pain and its symptoms
should be included in the comprehensive plan of orofacial pain management
plan in developing countries.
As the problem of orofacial pain in developing countries is happening at the root level,
the education should not only cover those who are responsible in treating orofacial
pain but also the one who might experience orofacial pain. It is expected that the current
article will provide a current insight about the management of orofacial pain in developing countries as we as well the current barriers of orofacial pain management.
And furthermore, initiates more studies in the field of orofacial pain
in developing countries.
Despite of the development of treatment modalities in the field of orofacial pain in developed
countries that resulted in decreased morbidity of orofacial pain, developing countries are still
faced with the high incidence of orofacial pain problems.
The correct formula in managing orofacial pain in developing countries is still not properly composed. At least not the one in Asia.
The latest epidemiological survey about the prevalence of orofacial pain on 1551 participants in Indonesia.
Dent Open J. 2017; 4(1): 1-4. doi: 10.17140/DOJ-4-130