About The Institute
Did you know that the average TMD or facial pain patient has been to at least four practitioners before being referred for specialized treatment to our office?
The TMJ and Facial Pain Institute specializes in the conservative, non-surgical treatment of chronic facial pain using a scientific, university-based team approach. It is considered a tertiary care office, which means that most patients have already received several diagnoses and/or treatments that have not responded in an acceptable level. Consequently, when patients arrive at the Institute, they are frustrated, floundering and searching for answers to their many questions about pain.
Less than 5% of TMJ patients need surgery, according to the National Institutes of Health, university research and Dr. Menchel’s own experiences with thousands of patients.
Dr. Menchel strongly believes in the team approach for helping pain patients. He treats patients from the dental and the medical perspectives by utilizing bite splints and physical therapy, but he also works with a network of other specialists, including neurologists, rheumatologists, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physicians, oral surgeons, ophthalmologists and physical therapists. He is also associated with many leading experts in facial pain centers and universities throughout the country and can consult with them when necessary.
Learn more about how Dr. Menchel can help you improve your health and relieve your pain when you go to the TMJ & Facial Pain Institute for treatment…