Clinical Center for Oral Medicine

Specializing in TMD, Facial Pain, Oral Lesions, Dry mouth, Oral manifestations of systemic diseases… ...We are the Augusta University Clinical Center for Oral Medicine.

Our Approach

We use a multidisciplinary approach to expertly diagnose, and treat orofacial pain, orofacial sensory disturbances, and oral mucosal diseases. Additionally, our doctors collaborate with all dental disciplines, including periodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery as well as a number of medical disciplines, such as ENT, dermatology, oncology, neurology, hematology, radiology, surgery, rheumatology and psychiatry.

Additionally, our doctors collaborate with all dental disciplines, including periodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery as well as a number of medical disciplines, such as ENT, dermatology, oncology, neurology, hematology, radiology, surgery, rheumatology and psychiatry.

What we do

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)
  • Symptoms include headaches, stiff or sore jaw, chewing discomfort, and facial and tooth pain and may be associated with tooth-grinding habits, trouble sleeping, and muscle stiffness in the neck and shoulders. Whiplash related injuries from motor vehicle accidents also can be a cause.
  • Sensory (neuropathic pain) and Movement Disorders
  • These include tics, parafunctional disorders, and focal dystonias.
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • (BMS) This often affects the tongue, palate, and/or lips and is associated with symptoms including burning, dryness, and altered taste.
  • Taste & Smell Disorders
  • Atypical Orofacial and Tooth Pain
  • Facial and Trigeminal Neuralgias
  • Oral Cancer ~Oral Complications from Cancer Treatment
  • Oral Changes of Systemic Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Dysfunction (Sjogren’s Syndrome and I131)
  • Infectious and Inflammatory Conditions
  • Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Infections ~Benign Growths of the Oral Cavity
  • Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)
  • Bad Breath (Halitosis)
  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
  • Sleep Breathing Disorders (Sleep Apnea)
  • Oral Mucosal Diseases and Dermatologic Conditions of the oral cavity including Lichen Planus, Pemphigoid, and Pemphigus
  • Migraine and Headache Disorders
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Hospital Consultations for oral problems (chemotherapy and radiation mucositis, orofacial pain, pre-transplant, pre-radiation, pre-chemotherapy dental clearance)

 

Our Clinical Center

Our state of the art facility is staffed by faculty members who have extensive professional expertise and experience in all aspects of oral medicine, orofacial pain and clinical oral pathology.

We are the only such center in the Southeast Region and are excited to offer this service to your patients.

Our Practice Group optimizes the many benefits of a health sciences university. Our doctors are clinicians, researchers and educators, working to provide quality care and to continually forge new ground in oral medicine and overall health.

Exam

 

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To schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our doctors, please call 706-721-2607 or email us at oralmedicine@augusta.edu.