Trigeminal neuralgia refers to sudden and sharp facial pain. The Department of Anaesthesiology at Singapore General Hospital gives a detailed overview of this condition. Summary. The diagnosis and management of facial pain below the eye can be very different dependant on whether the patient visits a dentist or medical practitioner. A structure for accurate diagnosis is proposed beginning with a very careful history. The commonest acute causes of pain are dental and these are well. 12 Oct Persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP), originally known as atypical facial pain, refers to pain along the territory of the trigeminal nerve that does not fit the classic presentation of other cranial neuralgias. The pain is usually of long duration, lasting most of the day (if not continuous), is unilateral, and is without. Trigeminal neuralgia refers to sudden and sharp facial pain. The Department of Anaesthesiology at Singapore General Hospital gives a detailed overview of this condition. 30 May Headache and facial pain are common complaints in the emergency and outpatient setting. The lifetime prevalence of headache is greater than 90%. Pain in the facial area may be due to neurological or vascular causes, but equally well may be dental in origin. The patient will often make the first attempt at diagnosis in that he or she chooses to consult either the dentist or the doctor. This may therefore lead to inappropriate diagnosis and treatment. Many patients with .