Treatment for Facial Pain

If you are suffering from facial discomfort, come to Dr. Ali Shazib. You can rely on our oral medicine specialist to provide you with comprehensive solutions and treatments. We offer many different ways to address common sources of pain, including TMD symptoms. Contact us today at 207-613-6272 or visit your local dental provider to get in touch with our practice!

Dr. Shazib manages patients suffering from a variety of pain and neurosensory disturbances affecting the mouth and face. Some of the conditions treated by Dr. Shazib include:

  1. Neuropathic pain
    1. Burning mouth syndrome, or oral dysesthesia
    2. Altered sensations in the mouth and face
    3. Phantom tooth pain
    4. Atypical facial pain
  2. TMJ disorders
    1. Arthritis
    2. Disc displacement (locked jaw)
    3. Disc dislocation
  3. Musculoskeletal
    1. Myofascial pain (affecting facial, head and neck muscles)
  4. Neuralgias
    1. Trigeminal neuralgia
    2. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
    3. Post-herpetic neuralgia
  5. Headaches

There are many reasons why a patient may be suffering from pain. TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, is a common problem that affects many people. It appears when the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) becomes inflamed or irritated — often caused by nightly teeth grinding. To learn more about this disorder, click on the link below:

While TMD is a common cause of facial pain, it is not the only source. Other problems may affect the function, structure and movement of different parts of the face, leading to painful symptoms. Our oral medicine specialist can offer many ways to treat these symptoms. Some of our advanced methods include trigger point therapy, physical therapy, steroids to address specific problem areas and BOTOX® for TMJ discomfort, plus oral or topical medications.

If you need to quickly address and treat facial pain in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, give us a call today! New England Oral Medicine will be happy to help you plan an exam with our oral medicine specialist and go over your treatment options with our practice.