Orofacial pain is pain felt in any of the following areas: the mouth, jaws, face, sides of the head, ears or behind the eyes.
Orofacial pain can impact on work, family and social activities and includes:
A decision about treatment is made after discussion with the patient at Peter Maloney Dental. We will be pleased to discuss the benefits, risks and limitations of treatment. A team approach with other health professionals may be required to treat orofacial pain.
In addition to splint therapy and other treatment, referral for physiotherapy, relaxation program or biofeedback training to help stop tooth clenching or bruxism.