Facial Pain


Facial pain and numbness refer Neurology

Cranial arteritis refer Rheumatology or Ophthalmology as appropriate

Trigeminal neuralgia refer to NICE CG 173 guidelines for neuropathic pain

Complex facial pain:      If parotid or other ENT cause refer ENT

              If dental issues oral surgery

NICE guidelines NG 127, CG 173







Review Date                              18/02/2020

Next Review Date                      18/02/2021

Author                                      Dr Andrew Sharp

Contributor                                Dr Brendan McLean Consultant Neurology RCHT


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