The diagnostic criteria for NICO are imprecise, and the research offered to support it is flawed. Dent Clin North Am ;55 1: The term "atypical facial pain" has been criticized. Shankland WE 2 nd. Atypical odontalgia is similar in nature to AFP, but the latter term generally is used where the pain is confined to the teeth or gums, and AFP when the pain involves other parts of the face. Neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis NICO.
It may or may not affect multiple sites.
Atypical facial pain
J Lab Clin Med ; 5: Sometimes the pain may be seem to be located in a tooth that has been previously extracted, or associated with a previous surgical procedure. Arq Int Otorrinolaringol ;12 1: Patient often reports symptoms of paresthesiapainand throbbing. The diagnosis may be confirmed by anesthetic infiltration of the tonsillar fossa which temporarily relieves pain while the effects of the anesthetic persist, and by X-rays showing the styloid process with more than 30 mm length