At Westwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. David Reynolds wants to help you get relief from dental pain as well as facial pain. This is why our dentist works with an orofacial pain specialist to provide our patients with relief. We are proud to have Dr. Andrew Drollinger as part of our team to provide for your orofacial pain needs. Dr. Andrew Drollinger is the Director of Orofacial Pain at the nearby Roseman College of Dental Medicine.
Orofacial pain is typically localized in the region above the neck, in front of the ears and below the forehead. Those experiencing orofacial pain may also experience discomfort in the oral cavity. Some of the common symptoms of orofacial pain include:
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
- Painful chewing
- Pain at the base of the skull on the neck
- Pain in the teeth and jaw
- The feeling of pins and needles in the orofacial region
- Sleep disorders related to orofacial pain
- Spasms in the face
- Facial pain
We want to help you get relief from these uncomfortable symptoms. We will work to assess, diagnose and treat our patients’ complex, chronic orofacial pain. Some patients begin experiencing these symptoms as part of a postoperative pain. Others may be suffering from misalignment in the jaw or facial region. There may also be neurological problems at play. Whatever the reason may be, our dentist and team will help you get the appropriate treatments that you need for your condition.
If you are interested in learning more about how our orofacial pain treatments in Draper, Utah, schedule an appointment with our team at 801-438-3332. We look forward to working with you, to help you feel more at ease.