Pain that occurs in the head, neck, or face (orofacial pain) is a common issue that often affects our Alexandria, VA patients and may be caused by several different factors. This condition may stem from sports trauma or injury, an accident, other oral or general health concerns, or there may be no known cause at all. Side effects and symptoms associated with orofacial pain may come on suddenly or start to become gradually noticeable. These may include stabbing or dull ache, a burning sensation, persistent itching, and other uncomfortable symptoms in the head, neck, face, or jaw areas. At Drs. Delgado & Kuzmik P.C. Alexandria, our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in helping to diagnose and treat orofacial pain by determining the underlying causes behind these unpleasant symptoms. Contact our innovative facility to learn more or to schedule your initial consultation with Drs. Edward Delgado and Michael Kuzmik.
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Orofacial pain can be extremely uncomfortable and affect your overall quality of life, and it should be evaluated as soon as possible, specifically in instances of a tooth that has been knocked out, oral lacerations, and additional facial injuries. Some other known causes of pain in the neck, head, or face are burning mouth syndrome, TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), sleeping disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, disorders of the nervous system, as well as medications and specific environmental factors. Through a thorough consultation, Drs. Delgado and Kuzmik will be able to better determine the reason for your orofacial pain and provide a more accurate course of treatment for you.
What to Expect
Using several innovative techniques and tools, Drs. Delgado and Kuzmik are able to accurately identify the cause of orofacial pain. This may include taking iCat™ cone beam imaging scans or MRIs to get a better view of the area of pain. Depending on your symptoms, needs, and diagnosis, your treatment plan will be carefully curated to help you experience relief. Issues that can be treated at our Alexandria, VA facility include a knocked-out tooth and facial lacerations that are minor. Otherwise, Drs. Delgado & Kuzmik both have privileges at Reston Hospital where they can provide more extensive surgical treatments to treat facial trauma and other issues. We understand that any injury to the face can be very traumatic, which is why our team is always available to answer any questions that you may have and let you know what you can expect throughout treatment.
After the cause of your orofacial pain has been identified, the necessary treatment will be provided by our team of oral surgeons. You may need to attend several appointments throughout the diagnostic and treatment processes, depending on your course of treatment. It is also crucial to follow any aftercare instructions provided by our team to ensure that you heal properly. Additionally, we recommend continuing to visit your general dentist annually for regular checkups of your dental and oral health.
Depending on your diagnosis and course of treatment, your procedures may be covered by your dental insurance provider. Before any treatments, our financial team will contact your provider and meet with you to help you understand the costs that you may be responsible for. At Drs. Delgado & Kuzmik P.C. Alexandria, we can also help you find alternative payment types and third-party financing through CareCredit®.
Affecting many areas of your life, orofacial pain can interfere with your normal daily function. When you are experiencing any pain in your head, face, or neck, we encourage you to contact our Alexandria, VA facility as soon as possible. Drs. Delgado and Kuzmik can conduct diagnostic testing and provide an accurate and effective treatment plan to fit your needs.