Maxillofacial Clinic: RFL

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The Royal Free London (RFL) Maxillofacial Clinic treats a range of conditions including facial pain.

Eligibility Criteria


Aged 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
  • temporomandibular (TMD)/myofacial pain
  • 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.


  • orofacial pain complicated by other factors such as psychiatric/personality disorders and/or psychological problems.

How to Refer


Referral methods: e-Referrals, Email

Refer via e-RS

For urgent cancer referrals, see the 2WW page.

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

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Review date: Wednesday, 16 April 2025