We use a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose and treat orofacial pain, orofacial sensory disturbances, and oral mucosal diseases.
Additionally, our doctors collaborate with all dental disciplines, including periodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery as well as a number of medical disciplines, such as ENT, dermatology, oncology, neurology, hematology, radiology, surgery, rheumatology and psychiatry.
Integrating medicine and dentistry to promote health
What is Oral Medicine?
Certain oral medical conditions can present difficult diagnostic and treatment challenges. Therefore, we are pleased to offer you and your patients the expertise and experience of the Center for Oral Medicine at Medical Center at Augusta University.
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)
Symptoms include headaches, stiff or sore jaw, chewing discomfort, and facial and tooth pain and may be associated with tooth-grinding habits, trouble sleeping, and muscle stiffness in the neck and shoulders. Whiplash related injuries from motor vehicle accidents also can be a cause.
- Sensory (neuropathic pain) and Movement Disorders
These include tics, parafunctional disorders, and focal dystonias.
- Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)
This often affects the tongue, palate, and/or lips and is associated with symptoms including burning, dryness, and altered taste.
- Taste & Smell Disorders
- Atypical Orofacial and Tooth Pain
- Facial and Trigeminal Neuralgias
- Oral Cancer
- Oral Complications from Cancer Treatment
- Oral Changes of Systemic Diseases
- Salivary Gland Dysfunction
(Sjogren’s Syndrome and I131)
- Infectious and Inflammatory Conditions
- Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Infections
- Benign Growths of the Oral Cavity
- Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)
- Bad Breath (Halitosis)
- Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
- Sleep Breathing Disorders (Sleep Apnea)
- Oral Mucosal Diseases and Dermatologic Conditions of the oral cavity including Lichen Planus, Pemphigoid, and Pemphigus
- Migraine and Headache Disorders
- Independent Medical Examinations