244 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY
Alain C. J. de Lotbinière, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC
914-948-6688

About PIFP

PIFPPersistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP), previously termed “atypical facial pain”, is unlike the episodic pain characterized by trigeminal neuralgia (TN), and is present throughout the day and may not have any of the usual triggers normally associated with TN, such as chewing, talking, brushing the teeth or touching the side of the face. The pain may wax and wane in intensity but it never goes away. In the majority of instances sensory abnormalities in the territory of the trigeminal nerve are uncovered on detailed neurological examinations.