New unit of Oral Medicine-Pathology, Orofacial Pain and TMJ in the Rafael Menéndez Clinic

The Dental Clinic Rafael Menéndez puts at the service of its patients a specific unit of Oral Medicine-Pathology, Orofacial Pain and TMJ.

This service seeks to provide diagnosis and solution to the multiple pathologies that occur in the oral territory and do not have to do directly with the teeth or gums. These pathologies include those affecting the oral mucosa, maxillary bones, salivary glands, temporomandibular joint and masticatory musculature.

How do these types of treatments help the patient?

The specialists at the Rafael Menéndez Clinic diagnose and treat temporomandibular disorders, including those of articular and muscular origin. They also help in the management of parafunctional habits, such as bruxism.

They also treat orofacial pain of a neuropathic nature, such as trigeminal neuralgia, burning mouth syndrome, post-traumatic painful neuropathies, itchy tongue, among others.

What diagnoses are made?

  • Consultation of patients with oral mucosal pathologies, including early diagnosis of oral cancer and assessment of precancerous lesions.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of mucosal lesions, such as oral lichen, pemphigus, stomatitis, candidiasis, etc.
  • Biopsies (leukoplakia, oral lichen, epidermoid carcinoma) and removal of small benign tumors (fibroma, papilloma, pyogenic granuloma, various epidermoid cysts).
  • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of salivary gland pathologies, including hyposialia, mucocele, drug-associated xerostomia…