Atypical facial pain is a disorder that also affects the trigeminal nerve. However, the symptoms are not as clearly defined as they are in typical and atypical trigeminal neuralgia.

Atypical facial pain seems to affect people who are under a tremendous amount of stress and may even have a history of psychiatric problems. This does not mean that one suffering with atypical facial pain is mentally ill.

We who treat this problem need to do much more research to understand this terrible disorder.