What’s the proper treatment for constant, inexplicable pain in the face, jaw or head that defies conventional dental treatment? According to researchers from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, the answer varies widely from patient to patient. For one patient in a recent case study, it was the removal of a benign tumor in her brainstem.

Those reports are part of a growing body of research from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine that seeks to document effective strategies for diagnosing and treating a surprisingly common complaint: persistent orofacial pain arising from unknown causes. To read the full story.