Over the course of the last three decades, we have seen thousands of patients in our practice who complain of persistent pain in their faces, ears, teeth, and/or jaws. Their pain is often accompanied by tightness and soreness in their jaw and facial muscles, difficulty opening their mouths, difficulty chewing due to pain, and sometimes, burning and tingling in their face and lips. Others have lingering headaches that have defied diagnosis.
Sadly, it’s common for us to see patients who, because all treatment has failed, have been told by their doctors that their facial pain was all in their heads. Sometimes, they feel like they’re being personally blamed for their problem.
If you are one of those people whose facial pain has lingered, not only is your pain real, it is not your fault! At New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain, your symptoms are familiar to us and can be effectively treated. If you frequently take pain medication and have trouble at work or school because of your facial pain, there is help for you here.