What to Bring on Your First Visit

There are certain pieces of information we will need to deliver optimal care. If you do not have them with you, we will assist you to obtain them before your second visit.

How do orofacial pain doctors approach care differently than other doctors who claim to treat TMJ and other chronic pains in the head and neck?

All patients should bring any oral appliances currently being worn, any imaging and/or radiology reports, a current medication list, and any pertinent paperwork regarding their medical history.

Sleep Apnea patients:

1) A recent overnight sleep study and (CPAP titration study, if applicable)
2) A prescription from your physician ordering an "oral appliance for obstructive sleep apnea."
3) A recent and diagnostic dental panoramic radiograph. This is required to diagnose any pathology of the temporomandibular joint, jaw, teeth or supporting structures before delivering the oral appliance. If you do not have one, your dentist may be able to assist you. If you do not have a dentist or your dentist does not have a panoramic machine, we will arrange for you to have one taken.

TMJ/Pain patients:

1) Any imaging of the joints, brain or other structures with the radiology report, if applicable.
2) A pain diary regarding the history and characteristics of your pain.
3) A list of medications and/or therapies you have already undergone for your pain.