orofacial


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Related to orofacial: orofacial pain, Orofacial dyskinesia

or·o·fa·cial

(ōr'ō-fā'shăl),
Relating to the mouth and face.

or·o·fa·cial

(ōrō-fāshăl)
Relating to the mouth and face.

or·o·fa·cial

(ōrō-fāshăl)
Relating to mouth and face.
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The mean number of pain locations was 3.68, with headache the most often mentioned and orofacial pain the least mentioned.
The first, an analysis conducted with data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, focused specifically on orofacial clefts as the outcome and bronchodilators as the exposure.
However, no direct measure of disease severity or symptom control was collected, and unfortunately the "lumping" of orofacial clefts (likely due to the small number of affected infants) makes comparison to the above-described study difficult.
For the rest of us (non-dentists), awareness of common sources of orofacial pain keeps us far from anxiety and helplessness.
Even after surgical correction, individuals may present with orofacial myofunctional changes that require speech therapy (2).
The disease can also manifest with the involvement of visceral organs only.[2] The present report highlights clinical manifestations of a rare case of cutaneous botryomycosis involving the orofacial region.
MWSP is devoted to providing high quality speech therapy to children, young adults and people in need of orofacial myology.
Orofacial clefts (most commonly cleft lip with or without cleft palate) are one of the most common birth defects with multifactorial etiology and impact on the oral health.
It covers the anatomy of the mouth and its surrounding cranial structures and the orientation in the oral cavity; the importance of evolutionary theory to explain the orofacial structures; general principles of morphogenesis; the prenatal and postnatal development of the orofacial region; tooth development; the structural makeup of dental enamel, dentin, roots, and pulp; the different structures of the periodontium; the oral mucosa; the salivary glands; the role of the immune system; the development of the dentition and eruption of the teeth; and the temporomandibular joint.
Cleft lip and palate are among these malformations, causing a modification in the orofacial complex due to a failure in the complete fusion among facial components (4).