Frequently Asked Questions

Q?Chronic Facial Pain
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Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts for more than the expected time of healing.  Chronic pain can be frustrating for the patient and the clinician to treat as there is often times no clear diagnosis or obvious cause.  Types of chronic pain may include musculoskeletal pain, headache, or chronic nerve pain.  However, with proper diagnosis and treatment

Q?Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Q?Musculoskeletal Pain
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Joint and muscle pain can affect any part of the body.  But when it affects the jaw, it is often times referred to as TMJ pain or temporomandibular joint pain.  Musculoskeletal pain is usually due to overuse and can effectively be treated with conservative means.

Q?WHAT COULD THESE SYMPTOMS MEAN?
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Although temporomandibular joint pain is very common, there are numerous other possible causes of pain in the oral and facial region resulting in various other symptoms.  Other possible causes of pain are:

  • Nerve Pain such as Neuralgias or Neuropathies
  • Headaches such as Tension Type and Migraines
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Tumors