Oral Medicine & Facial Pain

Unique Expertise in Oral Pathology, Diagnostics and Facial Pain Therapy

Call (312) 355-1222 for a consultation.

Using a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose and treat oral pathology, facial pain, TMJ and sleep disorders

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Oral medical conditions can present difficult diagnostic and treatment challenges.

The Oral Medicine & Facial Pain Clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry uses a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose and treat oral pathology, facial pain, TMJ and sleep disorders.  Our team of experts have extensive professional expertise and experience in all aspects of oral medicine and clinical oral pathology. We are the only academic center of this kind in Chicago.

Conditions routinely treated

  • Oral complications of medical therapy including cancer treatment (i.e. chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Oral and facial pain (TMD/TMJ, jaw pain, masticatory and cervical musculoskeletal pain)
  • Neurovascular pain (migraine, cluster headaches) and neuropathic pain
  • Sleep disorders related to oral health,  facial pain
  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Oral changes associated with systemic diseases
  • Salivary gland dysfunction and dry mouth
  • Inflammatory conditions including mucosal auto-immune diseases
  • Viral, bacterial and fungal infections
  • Benign growths
  • Diagnosis of oral cancer and pre-cancerous lesions
  • Canker sores
  • Bad breath
  • Taste changes
  • Oral manifestations of HIV

Our approach

We use a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose and treat these oral mucosal diseases. The Oral Medicine & Facial Pain team collaborates with all dental disciplines, including Periodontics, Endodontics, and Oral Surgery as well as a number of medical disciplines, including ENT, Dermatology, Oncology, Neurology, Hematology, Radiology, Surgery, and Psychiatry.

Consultations & Referrals

We accept referrals from providers inside and outside the College of Dentistry. Patients who either have a referral from an outside provider, or have been screened in our clinics may schedule an appointment by phone or email.

(312) 355-1222
oralmedicine@uic.edu

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Do you know the risk factors of oral cancer?

You are 3 times more likely to get oral cancer if you drink or use tobacco; you are 30 times more likely to get oral cancer if you have HPV, or human papillomavirus

Did you know:

You are 3 times more likely to get oral cancer if you drink or use tobacco. And 30 times more likely if you have HPV, or Human Papillomavirus.

We provide a broad range of diagnosis and non-surgical treatment for the treatment of oral mucosal diseases including oral complications of medical therapy including cancer treatment (i.e. chemotherapy and radiation therapy); oral changes associated with systemic diseases; salivary gland dysfunction and dry mouth; Inflammatory conditions including mucosal auto-immune diseases; viral, bacterial and fungal infections; benign growths; diagnosis of oral cancer and pre-cancerous lesions; canker sores; bad breath; taste changes; oral manifestations of HIV.

Oral & Facial Pain (TMJ/TMD, Jaw Pain)

temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMD/TMJ) affect over 10 million Americans.

We specialize in treating oral pain conditions, including evidence-based methods of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, of facial pain disorders.

If you have conditions such as chronic headaches, jaw disorders, breathing issues or teeth grinding, you could be at risk for experiencing facial pain. Sometimes the causes of facial pains are associated with underlying diseases, head and neck cancers, oral legions or other oral conditions. Our clinicians use reversible, conservative and holistic treatment methodologies in the treatment planning of these cases. Our oral medicine and facial pain specialists work closely with primary physicians and other dentists to plan the most effective course of treatment for you.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain in head, face, oral and neck regions and temporomandibular disorder (TMD, jaw pain), sleep disorders related to breathing problems or similar concerns, our oral medicine & facial pain specialists may be able to help.

VIDEO: Learn the Facts About Oral Cancer

(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

Experiencing jaw pain or chronic headaches?

Are you experiencing facial pain? You may be suffering from TMD/TMJ; Look for these symptoms: pain in your cheek, jaw, or temple; headaches, ear or neck pain, jaw locking, clicking or popping, soreness in muscles upon waking

Schedule a consultation with UIC oral facial pain specialists to get help.

VIDEO: Helping Patients Face the Pain

VIDEO: Oral Medicine & Early Diagnosis

VIDEO: What to Expect from Your Oral Cancer Exam

(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

Appointments and Location

We accept referrals from providers inside and outside the College of Dentistry. Patients may schedule an appointment by phone. Use our online form to submit referrals.

(312) 355-1222
oralmedicine@uic.edu

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UIC College of Dentistry
Oral Medicine & Facial Pain Clinic
801 S. Paulina St. 1st Floor
Chicago IL, 60612

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Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

The Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences performs multiple functions within the College of Dentistry. Faculty in the department teach in the DMD program, the MS in Oral Sciences program, and other advanced training programs. There are active clinical and research programs closely linked to the oral cancer research initiatives in the Cancer Center, and studies in oral conditions in HIV.