Treat painful orofacial trigger points at the source.


rofacial pain is a chronic condition that occurs when soft tissue in the facial region becomes inflamed, causing discomfort. Trigger points refer to stiffness, painful or limited range of motion, and tender muscles or tendons that "twitch" when provoked. If you've ever had a "stiff neck" or a "jaw ache," you have experienced what a trigger point.

Orofacial trigger points can be linked to a variety of factors -- from injury or muscle strain to overuse or misuse. Misaligned teeth, teeth grinding, anxiety, and stress are common culprits when it comes to orofacial pain trigger points. Certified by AAFE, Dr. Wakim is uniquely poised to treat these and other causes of orofacial pain trigger points.


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What does orofacial pain trigger point treatment look like?

Treatment for orofacial pain trigger points will vary patient to patient. Your treatment may consist of therapies that address sleep disturbances such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Bruxism (excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching), facial muscle tension, and more. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about what your unique orofacial pain treatment plan would look like.

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My pain is nowhere near my jaw... could it really be caused by teeth grinding?

Yes. Patients may experience orofacial pain in a different region than where the trigger point is located. To ensure you are accurately treating your orofacial pain trigger points, it is best to check in with a trained orofacial pain trigger point expert.

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