A Unique TMJ/Facial Pain Clinic in the South Bay Area
The field of Orofacial practice is relatively new. Therefore, there are few specialists like Dr. Grin who specializes in the following conditions:
- TMJ dysfunction including TMJ pain, noises, and locking. The management of Orofacial pain, or OFP for short, is the management of chronic head and neck pain using conservative treatment.
- Headaches including tension-type headache, migraine, cluster, and other primary headaches. Identification of the type of headache is crucial to treatment; many headaches are triggered and maintained by muscle, nerve, or joint problems.
- Nerve (Neuropathic) pain such as trigeminal neuralgia, pain following endodontic treatment or extraction, and other atypical facial pains not easily categorized. Neuropathic pain disorders are a complex condition, which occurs as a direct result from a system of complex problems caused by either a hereditary disorder or an injury to the nervous system.
- Muscle pain such as myofascial pain, myalgia, trismus, and spasm. Myofascial pain is a type of muscular pain that affects the areas of the face and jaw, often caused by a trigger point of localized tenderness within one of the many muscles of the face.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Snoring. Continuous nights without rest, week after week, are more than just the stress in one’s life piling up, but a serious medical problem with dangerous consequences if left untreated. Oral appliance management for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea will be coordinated with their physician.
As medical statics shows, in the past, it took most patients who suffered from such disorders over four years to get referred to an orofacial pain practitioner to receive efficient medical treatment. In the Torrance area, Dr. Grin’s practice is the first of its kind. Learn more about orofacial pain, symptoms, and the treatments that we offer in our clinic: