The Craniofacial Pain Center of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is devoted to the diagnosis and management of Temporomandibular Disorders and chronic head, neck and facial pain. One of the largest centers of its kind in the United States, we we incorporate true multidisciplinary approaches to the treatment of complex pain problems.
The Center interacts closely with other pain specialists in the New England region as well as with referring dentists and physicians to provide the broadest and most up to date techniques of pain management. With a diverse group of pain physicians, dentists, physical therapists, psychologists and rehabilitation specialists, the Center provides services which range from dental bite appliance and other dental therapies, medications, stress management, counseling, physical therapy, trigger point therapy and neurological treatment for headaches.
We offer comprehensive evaluations and treatments for related complaints and symptoms.
Important new patient forms
How does a typical treatment at the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center work?
We are dedicated to providing you with the best services possible. The following is a general outline of our treatment process. Although it may not be identical for all patients, it is commonly followed:
- Call In – You call in to make an appointment. We will mail you an information package and forms to be filled out and brought to the visit.
- Radiographs – When you show up for your appointment you will be guided to complete a few more forms. Then, if you do not have one, you will visit the Department of Radiology to have a panoramic radiograph taken of your teeth and joints. Please bring with you any radiographic images and as much information as possible.
- Visit With Doctors – When you return from radiology, you will see one of our doctors who will listen to your complaints, give you a full examination, and review your situation.
- Treatment Plan – After your evaluation, a treatment plan will be recommended. Our experienced staff will help you with billing and insurance questions.