What is Orofacial pain?
Orofacial pain is a branch of dentistry which focuses on finding the cause of nerve pain in the head & neck area, jaw and muscular pain, or headache disorders. Orofacial pain is often experienced as ‘Referred Pain’ because it can present in an area of the body other than where it is being caused. Subsequently it can be difficult for both patients and dentists to identify the source for or cause of this type of pain. A unique and multidisciplinary approach to treatment is often taken with the collaboration of medical doctors and orofacial pain specialists
We understand that patients experiencing orofacial pain can be nervous or frustrated, particularly if they have been experiencing this pain for any length of time. As patient comfort is always our priority, we always take the time to explain what we are doing, in what order, and why.