Orofacial Pain

Treating temporomandibular disorders.

Orofacial pain is a broad term used to refer to pain in your mouth, jaw and face, commonly caused by Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs).

Temporomandibular disorders is the pain caused by the incorrect, non-synchronised function of your jaw joint and its adjoining muscles, with referring pain often beyond these areas. Pain may include jaw clicking or popping, or pain in the jaw, ear, face or neck.

Typical treatment is largely conservative – education, removal appliances and topical agents. Pharmacological treatments such as Botulinum Toxin injections are also available and are discussed on a case-by-case basis.

What to Expect


Management of TMDs usually requires at least 2 appointments.

At your initial consultation, your clinician will complete a comprehensive examination including full history taking, assessment of behaviours and possible radiographs. Conservative management and further steps will be discussed with you in detail.

Treatment will usually commence at your next visit which may include the making of a removal appliance or pharmacological intervention such as Botulinum Toxin injections.

Further review appointments will be required to review progress and its effectiveness.

Appointment Duration

Your first consultation will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes, whilst treatment appointments will usually take approximately 30 minutes. Review appointments are approximately 15 minutes.

Fees & Private Health

Prior to treatment commencing, you will receive an estimate of fees and available payment options for your proposed treatment. Fees will vary widely depending on your individual treatment plan and will discussed with you in detail.

Patients with private health insurance may be entitled to rebates on the cost of treatment, depending on the type of policy and the level of cover held.

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