Long term jaw pain in the head and face, as well as temporomandibular disorders (TMD/TMJ) such as jaw pain, jaw clicking and jaw locking can be quite problematic and limit every day functions. Jaw and Orofacial pain problems need a multiple step management technique starting from right diagnosis to choosing right treatment plans.
The orofacial area is highly sensitive and complex. Hence orofacial pain conditions such as nerve-related pain and dysfunction can be very debilitating and cause psychosocial stress. Often times such pain is complex and needs a comprehensive assessment to establish a diagnosis
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Jaw related disorders otherwise known as temporomandibular disorders affect about 40% of the population. Generally, patients with Jaw discomfort see a dentist and the preliminary management may help ease the pain. Some patients despite treatment may suffer from constant facial pain. This may be due to jaw pain problems or nerve-related problems or autoimmune diseases. They need additional workup and focused management by trained doctors.
We manage these conditions medically and by fabricating appropriate oral appliances as necessary. If you need surgical management we will be able to guide to a renowned expert.
Common conditions that cause orofacial pain includes
- Facial and trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain)
- Neuropathic pain
- Burning and sore mouth
- Persistent toothache