Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery specializes in the diagnosis and management of medically related disorders or conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. Utlizing integrative oral health treatments with innovative remedies like Botox injections and dry needling, our specialist Dr. Katrina Myers is able to treat a variety of complex issues. Her focus includes diagnosing and treating conditions related to temporomandibular disorders, neuropathic conditions of the head and neck, oral manifestations of systemic conditions, salivary gland disorders and management of oral complications associated with cancer-related radiation and chemotherapy. Through the course of her training, Dr. Myers developed a particular passion in working with orofacial pain patients. Don’t continue to live in pain — an improved quality of life could be just a phone call away.
If you have had pain, earaches, headaches or a grating and/or clicking sound, you may have what is known as TMJ Disorder, which indicates problems related to the jaw joint. Issues arising from the jaw joint or jaw muscles are caused by anything from overuse to arthritis to a jaw injury
In Sjogren’s syndrome, it attacks the glands that make tears and saliva, causing dry mouth and dry eyes. You may have dryness in other places that need moisture, such as your nose, throat, and skin. A variety of approaches exist to treat this condition.
Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a painful, complex condition that presents as a burning, scalding or tingling feeling in the mouth. It may occur every day for months or longer, and dry mouth or an altered taste in the mouth may accompany the pain. Various treatments have shown to be successful in treating BMS.
Non-odontogenic orofacial pain is frequently of musculoskeletal, neurovascular, neuropathic or vascular origin, and is not consistent with an odontogenic (related to the tooth) source of pain. If you have unexplained pain in the jaw, head, neck or gums, a further evaluation is in order to determine your symptoms and the source of your pain in order to establish a treatment protocol.
Whatever the cause, chronic pain caused by nerves can be extremely frustrating and often debilitating. Fortunately, treatments exist that can work to reduce pain and restore an improved quality of life.
Osteonecrosis, also known as avascular necrosis (AVN), aseptic necrosis or ischemic bone necrosis, is a disease resulting in the death of bone cells. If the process involves the bones near a joint, it often leads to the collapse of the joint surface and subsequent arthritis due to an irregular joint surface.