Orofacial Pain

We are the only dental/medical office in Rancho Cucamonga with a dentist/doctor (Dr. Brien Hsu) specializing in Orofacial pain. The medical and dental specialty of Orofacial Pain incorporates the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of orofacial pain disorders. Patients with these disorders may incur pain and associated symptoms arising from a multitude of causes including postoperative pain or pain associated with a malignancy, or may be syndromes in which pain constitutes the primary problem, such as TMJ disorder pain, neuropathic pain or headaches.

The proper diagnosis of these painful syndromes requires an in-depth evaluation of a patient’s history; review of their lab work, various imaging, behavioral/social characteristics, sleep habits and occupational assessment; many of which will be derived from an interview and examination by your orofacial pain specialist. As your orofacial pain provider, Dr. Brien Hsu will serves as a consultant to other dentists and physicians and will often be the principal treating health care provider, providing care at various levels, such as direct treatment, prescribing medication, prescribing rehabilitative services, performing pain relieving procedures, counseling of patients and families, providing direction of a multidisciplinary team, providing coordination of care with other healthcare providers and providing consultative services to public and private agencies pursuant to the optimal healthcare delivery to the patient suffering from a painful disorder.

Orofacial pain is always evolving, and the scope of the field continues to expand. The following are some areas that the specialty of orofacial pain encompasses:

  1. Temporomandibular Joint disorders
  2. Masticatory musculoskeletal pain
  3. Cervical musculoskeletal pain
  4. Neurovascular pain
  5. Neuropathic pain
  6. Sleep disorders related to orofacial pain
  7. Orofacial Dystonias
  8. Headaches
  9. Intraoral, intracranial, extracranial, and systemic disorders that cause orofacial pain