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Materials and Methods: 211 Outpatient Department (OPD) patients with a complaint of pain in the orofacial region were included in this study. The patients underwent clinical and radiographic examination to evaluate and diagnose the cause of their pain. The pain dimension and severity was evaluated using a questionnaire and posted to a data sheet for statistical analysis. The data was analyzed by GraphPad Prism 8. Statisticalm significance was determined by the Holm-Sidak method, with alpha = 0.05.
Results: A significant difference was found in the severity, affective dimension, and pain rating index total (PRI-T) between the current and chronic odontogenic pain groups (p = 0.0001, 0.005, 0.010 ; 95% CI level 0.810 - 2.449, 0.266 - 1.493, and 0.717 - 5.302 respectively).
Conclusion: Orofacial pain in patients with current and chronic odontogenic pain is a complex experience of a multidimensional nature that is always associated with emotional, cognitive, and psychological components.
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