Oral Surgery/muscle


hello Prof Joel
wonder kindly what the cause of the unilateral facial muscle pain, how would you treat it, and how would you differentiate it from other unilateral facial diseases
thank you

Shahan - I would like to help resolve the problem, but I need some additional information as to better define what muscles are causing the pain.  Is the pain in the temple, in front of the ear, near the eyes, the jaw, the neck or any other possible locations. Please let me know more exactly where the pain is.  Please also tell me the type of pain.  Is it dull, sharp, throbbing or only a couple times a day.  What stimulates the pain or will it just occur without doing anything.  Are you having headache, earaches, neck stiffness or a sore throat.  

So get back to me and I'll try to come up with a cause and/or tell you what you can do reduce the pain.

Sorry, I don't know why this site change your name from Shahan to Hugo ---sorry.  

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BA- University of Connecticut DMD-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency - Roosevelt Hospital, NYC

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