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Orofacial pain is a term that describes symptoms of pain in the head and neck region. Dr. Keith Hollinger, the founder of Central Connecticut Orofacial Pain and Sleep Medicine, has dedicated a large part of his career to specializing in Orofacial pain. Dr. Hollinger joined Newton Dental Associates to bring this specialty and his experience to Greater Boston.

Symptoms of Orofacial Pain

There are numerous causes of orofacial pain and some of the symptoms may include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Clicking or popping sound in the jaw joints
  • Earaches
  • Jaw locking
  • Dizziness
  • Neck pain
  • Tired jaws
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Tender scalp
  • Pain in cheek muscles

Causes of Orofacial Pain

Issues dealing with orofacial pain are largely misdiagnosed, leading many to simply treat the symptoms while the root problem goes unchecked. Dr. Hollinger knows how to find the underlying cause of so many issues that can be treated.  The most common factors that can lead to Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) are:

  • Misalignment of the bite
  • Injury to face/jaw
  • Teeth Grinding/Bruxism
  • Arthritis in the temporomandibular joint

If you are suffering from the symptoms of TMD, contact our office today to schedule an exam. Dr. Hollinger can provide effective treatment to help relieve you of this discomfort.


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