Facial Pain Specialist

Hailun Wu, DMD -  - Dentist

Greenwood Smile Dental

Hailun Wu, DMD

Dentist located in Seattle, WA

Persistent facial pain from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders or after extensive dental work can impact the quality of your life. Men and women in the greater-Seattle area who experience facial pain without relief from home remedies turn to Hailun Wu, DMD, of Greenwood Smile Dental for her expertise as a dentist who effectively diagnoses and treats facial pain. If other therapies haven’t relieved your facial pain and discomfort, call Dr. Wu’s office to schedule a consultation or book the next available appointment using the online system.

Facial Pain Q & A

What causes persistent or chronic facial pain?

Trauma, extensive dental work, and TMJ disorders are among the many potential causes of persistent or chronic facial pain. If you suffer from any of the following conditions, Dr. Wu might be able to help relieve your pain and minimize or reduce your dependency on pain medications:

  • Migraine headaches
  • TMJ disorders
  • Bruxism (grinding your teeth)
  • Myofascial pain (in the soft tissue)

Dr. Wu accurately diagnoses the cause of your facial pain so she can prescribe the most effective treatment for long-term pain relief.

How does a dentist treat facial pain?

Depending on the cause of your pain, Dr. Wu recommends treatments that focus on the root cause of the pain, while also relieving debilitating symptoms. She takes an individualized approach to treating your facial pain, so there’s not a one-size-fits-all remedy. For example, if you have TMJ disorders in your jaw, Dr. Wu can prescribe a custom-fitted oral appliance, or bite splint, to alleviate stress and tension on your jaw muscles and properly align your teeth.