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University Dental Cluster

Common Conditions:

Broken-down/Missing Teeth

Discoloured Teeth

Children’s Dental Problem

Facial pain and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Crooked Teeth, Improper Bite and Disproportionate Jaw Position

Gum Disease

Damaged Tooth Surface

Impacted/Wisdom teeth

Dentofacial Deformity

Maxillofacial Injuries

Dental Decay

Oral Disease and Oral Cancer

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Facial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Facial pain may have several causes and can be related to the hard and soft tissues in the face.


This pain can arise from the muscles (Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome), the jaw joint (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders) or even from the nerves of the face (Neuralgia).

These conditions can affect the eating habits and lifestyle of the patient. The treatment of such pain depends on the cause of the pain and the severity of the condition.

These conditions may be treated by different dental specialists. For example, pain from the muscles can be treated by a prosthodontist using conservative methods such as splint therapy, while severe pain from the jaw joints may require surgical intervention by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. 




  • A/Prof Asher Lim (Senior Consultant)
  • A/Prof Yeo Jin Fei (Senior Consultant)
  • Dr Raymond Wong Chung Wen (Senior Consultant)
  • Dr Intekhab Islam (Consultant)
  • Dr John Loh Ser Pheng (Consultant)