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Facial Pain & TMJ Treatment in Winnipeg

Oral and facial pain conditions are often caused by the teeth or jaws. At Integral Dental, Ellice Dental, and Pearl Dental, our dentist, Dr. Tom Colina, specializes in treating all kinds of orofacial pain conditions in Winnipeg. If you’re suffering from chronic headaches, jaw disorders, breathing issues, and teeth grinding, you could be at risk for orofacial pain.

Underlying issues such as oral lesions and other conditions can result in facial pain. Dr. Colina can determine the cause of your pain and work closely with your primary physician to plan an effective treatment procedure for you. Dr. Colina can treat various orofacial pain conditions, including:

  • TMJ joint pain

  • Jaw and muscle pain

  • Clicking, locking and popping of TMJ joints

  • Nerve pain

  • Tension headaches

  • Migraines

  • Consistent ear pain

  • Arthritis of the jaw

  • Constant mouth pain

  • Burning mouth pain

Facial Pain Treatment

Are You Suffering from Chronic Orofacial Pain?

If you’re suffering from orofacial pain, you could have been experiencing chronic pain for many years. You might not have thought of visiting a dentist for diagnosis, treatment, and pain management.

There are various causes or symptoms of chronic orofacial pain, including:

  • Tooth pain: Generally, tooth pain can cause orofacial pain. Our dentist, Dr. Colina, commonly starts with determining if tooth pain is the cause of your orofacial pain before moving on to diagnosing other potential causes.

  • TMD and TMJ: TMD is a group of jaw pain conditions that includes the TMJ, the masticatory muscles, and other jaw structures.

  • Nerve pain: There are two types of nerve pain - episodic and continuous. Episodic pain is neurological and when not treated promptly, can transform to chronic orofacial pain.

  • Sinus pain: Issues with sinus pain and pressure can cause orofacial pain in the mid-face area and on multiple teeth.

  • Primary and Secondary Headache:  A primary headache is caused by overactivity of or problems with pain-sensitive structures in your head. A primary headache is not a symptom of an underlying disease.  A secondary headache is a symptom of a disease that can activate the pain-sensitive nerves of the head.  The conditions listed above can factor in both primary and secondary headaches.

Treatment Options for Orofacial Pain

Treatment for orofacial pain depends on the root cause of the chronic pain. A diagnosis with one of our doctors will provide you with the required education, therapy, medication,  or appliances to treat your orofacial pain.

Complex and chronic orofacial pain cases may need coordination of efforts from a team of health care providers consisting of your primary care physician, internist, rheumatologist, neurologist, psychiatrist and physical therapist.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you have questions about tooth or facial pain, give us a call today to book an appointment with Dr. Colina. He can help you determine if orofacial pain treatment could be the right solution for your smile and overall wellness.


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