Orofacial pain refers to pain and discomfort felt in the mouth, jaw and face. This is a common condition that affects people from every walk of life, and is often the result of improper growth and development and incorrect muscle function.
The orofacial region is responsible for some of the most important bodily functions, including breathing, eating and speech. As such, orofacial pain can be devastatingly debilitating and seriously interfere with your day-to-day life.
Orofacial pain arises as a result of a combination of factors, including dental issues, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), sleep disorders, and other structural, emotional and behavioural influences.
While many patients pursue dental or surgical treatment, this is not always the appropriate course of action. The good news is that orofacial pain is treatable and curable with the right approach.
Treating orofacial pain
Treatment of orofacial pain requires a holistic approach to restore correct muscle function, tongue rest posture, and chewing and breathing patterns.
Therapy begins with understanding the condition and outlining a long-term strategy for treatment. No two people have the same muscle dysfunction, so we work with you to design tailored treatment plans that aim to get your muscles working as they should—moving towards optimal orofacial health and away from pain for good.
Rochelle is highly experienced in treating orofacial pain in adults. Get in touch to make an appointment to discuss your orofacial pain issues and options for treatment.