Nixdorf and Moana-Filho reported criteria for making the diagnosis of the Persistent Dento-Alveolar Pain (PDAP) Disorder.
Criteria for the diagnosis of the PDAP disorder:
(1) The patient has persistent oral pain.
(2) The pain is localized to the dento-alveolar region.
(3) The pain is not casued by another disorder or disease.
• Persistent indicates that pain is present for >= 3 months with >= 8 hours per day for >= 15 days per month.
If not in close temporal relationship with a causal event then it is termed primary.
If in close temporal relationship with a causal event (facial trauma, dental procedure, infection, etc) then it is termed secondary.
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