UIC College of Dentistry Facial & Oral Pain, TMJ Therapy

Experts in Treatments for Facial & Oral Pain (TMJ/TMD, Jaw Pain, Headaches, etc.)


Are you experiencing un-explained pain in your face, jaw or neck?

We specialize in treating oral pain conditions, including evidence-based methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of facial pain disorders. We offer both non-intrusive and surgical treatments for many types of conditions. 

The oral and facial pain specialists at UIC in Chicago are experts in treating oral and facial pain conditions, including evidence-based methods of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of oral facial pain disorders. If you have conditions  such as chronic headaches, jaw disorders, breathing issues or habits such as teeth grinding, you could be at risk for facial pain. Sometimes the causes of facial pains are associated with underlying diseases, head and neck cancers, oral legions or other oral conditions. Our oral medicine and oral 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 head, face, mouth, neck pain, oral legions, facial spasticity, temporomandibular disorder (TMD, jaw pain), sleep disorders related to breathing problems or similar concerns, our oral facial pain specialists can help.

facial-pain01.jpgFacial pain conditions we treat include:

  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMJ joint pain, jaw pain, arthritis of TMJ joints )
  • Masticatory musculoskeletal pain (muscle pain )
  • TMJ internal derangements ( disc problems inside the jaw joints like clicking, popping, locking of TMJ joints)
  • Neurovascular pain (migraine, tension type headaches, etc.)
  • Neuropathic pain ( nerve pain issues like Neuralgias or more constant pain inside the mouth)
  • Burning mouth syndrome



Temporomandibular, Joint Disorders (TMD / TMJ) 

Do you have severe jaw pain?

mini-infographic-tmj2.jpgDiagnosing and treating temporomandibular disorders (TMD) / temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can be difficult. We offer specialized expertise in this area of oral facial pain management. If you have symptoms such as pain in the jaw, ear or neck, headaches, muscle soreness, or locking of the jaw joint making it difficult to open or close your mouth – we can help.


Signs and symptoms

  • Pain in your cheek, jaw, or temple
  • Headaches,  ear pain, or neck pain
  • Jaw locking, clicking or popping
  • Soreness in muscles upon waking




Facial & Oral Pain, TMJ Specialists at UIC


Jasjot Sahni, DDS

Jasjot Sahni, DDS

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Dr. Sahni completed her residency program in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the University of Southern California. She is specialized to provide diagnosis and treatment related to TMJ disorders, facial pain and headaches, neuralgias, bruxism, sleep disordered breathing, oral mucosal lesions and oral cancer detection. Her treatment methodology utilizes non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques.


  • TMJ disorders, facial pain and headaches, neuralgias, bruxism
  • Sleep disordered breathing
  • Oral mucosal lesions and oral cancer detection
  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques
Michael Han DDS

Michael Han DDS

Assistant Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Michael Han received his DDS degree at University of California at Los Angeles, and completed residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Washington, where he was exposed to a high volume of orthognathic surgery and developed a keen interest in the treatment of dentofacial deformities and related obstructive sleep apnea. Following residency, Dr. Han completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery fellowship at Dalhousie University with a focus on orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery and arthroscopy. There, he was trained in surgical planning and techniques developed by Drs. Jean Delaire and David Precious, both pioneers in the field orthognathic surgery. 


  • Surgical correction of jaw deformities and malocclusion
  • TMJ surgery

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UIC College of Dentistry provides expert, affordable treatment options to help you manage facial and oral pain.

Schedule a private consultation for an evaluation and learn more about the treatment options and costs. 

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