Facial Pain Clinic: RFL

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The facial pain clinic is a maxillofacial clinic that treats a range of conditions including:

  • trauma to face / jaw
  • head / neck infections
  • various head / neck cancers
  • salivary gland diseases
  • heavily decayed tooth removal        
  • wisdom tooth removal
  • facial deformities
  • jaw joint conditions
  • facial pain
  • cysts and tumours of the jaws
  • severe oral ulceration

Eligibility criteria


  • Age 18+ suffering from any of the following:
    • burning mouth syndrome
    • rare facial pains (post herpetic neuralgia and neuropathic pain)
    • persistent idiopathic facial pain of non-dental origin (previously termed atypical facial pain)
    • trigeminal neuralgia – primary and secondary
    • trigeminal neuropathic pain
    • TMD pain/myofacial pain


  • Orofacial pain complicated by other factors such as psychiatric or personality disorders, or psychological problems

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs


Referral methods: e-Referrals

Routine referrals via CCAS through e-Referrals.

Please include any dental records/X-rays if applicable.

Urgent (non-2ww) via e-Referrals direct to the hospital.

For urgent cancer referrals, see the 2ww page.

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