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Oro-facial pain and nutrition: a forgotten relationship?

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Justin DurhamORCiD, Professor Riva Touger-Decker, Professor Paula Moynihan



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Oro-facial pain (OFP) is known to exert profound impacts on quality of life including functionally and psychosocially mediated changes in dietary intake and thereby nutrition. This commentary explores the evidence base available on chronic oro-facial pain, diet and nutrition and discusses current dietary guidance for individuals with chronic OFP; potential impact of chronic OFP on eating and nutritional status; impact of nutritional status on pathophysiology of chronic OFP; and potential role of nutrition in the management of chronic OFP.

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Author(s): Durham J, Touger-Decker R, Nixdorf DR, Rigassio-Radler D, Moynihan P

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation

Year: 2015

Volume: 42

Issue: 1

Pages: 75-80

Print publication date: 01/01/2015

Online publication date: 09/09/2014

Acceptance date: 08/08/2014

ISSN (print): 0305-182X

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2842

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/joor.12226