You might have heard the term “Craniofacial Pain” before, but what does it mean? Well, craniofacial pain is a term that is often used to describe any chronic facial, neck or head pain you might be experiencing. The most common form of craniofacial pain is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). It may even include migraine headaches, earaches, facial-muscle stiffness and even fatigue, neck and upper back tension. These symptoms can also often interfere with living a full healthy and happy life.
What Causes Craniofacial Pain?
The causes of craniofacial pain vary from person to person, but we can take a look at some of the more common causes. For instance, many factors might be involved in causing TMD and other craniofacial pain, such as bite problems, habitual teeth clenching or clicking, and overall anxiety—these all can make an effective treatment complicated.
What to Expect at Your Visit
At Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Center of Georgia, Dr. Mayoor Patel has years of experience treating patients with craniofacial pain—after all, it is in the name! Your first visit will require some time exploring the onset of your condition, the specific nature of your symptoms and the overall status of your health.
And, after reviewing all of the factors that might be contributing to your pain problem, we will work with you to create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate pain, but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms.
If you are experiencing craniofacial pain, contact Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Center of Georgia for more information!