If you have been suffering from oral pain and/or facial pain and have not been able to find relief, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us. Both oral pain and facial pain can be difficult to correctly diagnose and the source of discomfort can have many underlying causes. Our specialized team is trained to accurately discover the root of your pain and diagnose and treat conditions associated with chronic pain of and around the face. Taking the health and condition of your entire body into consideration, our unique dental-medical team is better equipped to restore comfort and function for our patients. With extensive evaluation of the facial muscles and joints and a personalized, targeted approach to treatment, we can help patients successfully manage, reduce, or eliminate their facial and oral pain.
What Can Cause Facial and Oral Pain?
Malocclusion (a bad bite)
Damaged or dislocated temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
Chronic bruxism (teeth grinding)
Head, neck, or spinal injury
Chronic headaches and migraines
Dr. Beyramian talks about the access to both oral and medical care at Westwind Dental
Our Treatment Protocol for Facial Pain
Many patients who visit us are experiencing facial or oral pain due to issues with their temporomandibular joint. Otherwise known as TMJ disorder, this condition’s primary symptom is pain or discomfort, though the causes can vary. We begin your treatment with an extensive muscle and joint evaluation, which sometimes includes a CBCT scan read by a UCLA-based radiologist. If your facial and oral pain is a result of muscle issues, we start with our oral-facial exercise protocol. Next, we address any occlusal issues that may be present and causing bruxism, muscle spasms, or pain. Stabilizing the bite, joints, and muscles is very effective at managing or resolving related facial pain. For more severe facial and oral pain, we provide short-term steroid anti-inflammatory medication and muscle exercises and trigger point injections from a pain management doctor. Your oral and facial pain may seem untreatable, but our highly-qualified team is experienced and equipped to treat your condition with specialized and targeted solutions.
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