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Facial Pain & Sleep Medicine

The Clinical Center for Facial Pain and Sleep Medicine at Texas A&M College of Dentistry directed by board certified orofacial pain specialist Steven D Bender DDS, provides diagnosis and tmanagement for patients with disorders of the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint disorders or TMD), which may include jaw joint pain, jaw popping or clicking, difficulty eating and/or opening and closing the mouth.

Patients with headaches and/or neck pain disorders, other facial pains, and atypical toothaches or other mouth pain likewise receive diagnosis and expert care at the center.

Additionally, center clinicians work with physician colleagues to provide screening and treatment for sleep-related breathing disorders, including sleep apnea and snoring.

Beyond patient care, the center’s mission also encompasses teaching and conducting research in the areas of pain and sleep.