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If you are having ongoing facial pain or jaw pain, it could be from a number of different causes. Some possibilities include trauma (accident), nerve injury, bruxism (teeth grinding), neurological disorders or neuropathies (nerve problems), pathology (your unique face and jaw structure), or by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (jaw joint disorders). Mass General's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Care Center has a complete care team of specialists, including pain specialists. Our focus is to diagnosis, treat, and help you manage your pain.

With this in mind, our mission is to provide a comprehensive (complete) diagnostic evaluation. We provide a management plan that takes a holistic (whole person) approach to your care. That means we look at all of the factors in your life that could be impacting your facial, jaw, and oral health. Your care will be coordinated and supervised by one of our pain specialists who will provide clear and effective communication with you, your family members, and your other physicians and health care providers. We also work closely with other health care providers at Mass General, including:

  • Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine
  • Behavioral and Clinical Psychology
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Dental Medicine
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiatrists)
  • Sleep Medicine

Our multi-modality integrative treatment approach may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback and Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Diet and Nutritional Therapy (Complementary Medicine)
  • Exercise Programs
  • Injection Therapy
  • Medication Therapy
  • Orthopedic Jaw Appliances (Mouth Guards)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Relaxation Training
  • Rehabilitation Programs
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Surgery