Head, Neck, and Facial Pain Overview
At Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo, our highly trained and experienced oral surgery team is committed to providing unparalleled service to improve the lives and overall health of our patients. There are many contributing factors that can lead to head, neck, and facial pain. This discomfort is commonly known as orofacial pain, which can develop slowly over time, occur suddenly, or arise after a serious injury or trauma. Other considerations may be genetics or having a family history of this condition. Orofacial pain may present itself as a dull or severe ache, burning or itching sensation, and discomfort that is designated in the temples, neck, jaw, or face.
Our oral and maxillofacial specialists are exceptionally equipped to provide customized care to help manage and treat orofacial pain. If you are experiencing acute or chronic discomfort in your face, head, or neck, we invite you to call our office in Pueblo, CO to get in touch with one of our experts today. We can help identify and treat your pain to give you the relief you deserve.
"I had two wisdom teeth removed on my visit. #32 was partially impacted and #1 was not erupted/exposed. Dr. Steuer and his staff were very thorough and explained the what my procedure was going to entail. The entire process was stress free and was a pleasant experience. Dr. Steuer and his staff were very friendly. I would recommend Dr. Steuer to anyone looking for an oral surgeon."- S.M. / Healthgrades / Mar 12, 2020
"My wife had an emergency, they took care of her right away. Explained everything including the charges which were fair. The staff were friendly and answered every question we had. They really helped to put my wife at ease during a stressful time. Office was very clean, and modern looking. Very impressed"- J.W. / Yelp / Feb 24, 2020
"Friendly and professional staff. Answered all questions until we felt comfortable with the procedure and followed up with us at home later to assure everything was okay... Would recommend to others anytime."- K.S. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"I really appreciate how Dr. Ringer bent over backwards to help my daughter - we had a series of conflicts that made it look impossible to get her into the office in a timely manner and Dr. Ringer's office really worked with us -- for that we are most grateful.Additionally, my daughter is atypical and was stressing about having her mouth worked on - the Dr and staff treated her with kindness and gentleness and were attentive to her needs along with any concerns or questions I and her father had about the procedure.The procedure was quick and he performed it with unspeakable proficiency. He and his staff were thorough with their aftercare instructions and genuinely interested in her recovery. Dr. Ringer later called me to check up on how she was doing and praised her for how well she held it together. He also made sure that I had emergency contact info in case we had more questions or if my daughter were to have any issues at all with her aftercare. We are very pleased with this practice and certainly recommend Dr. Ringer's office to anyone needing oral surgery."- S.T. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"Dr. Eric Ringer was our surgeon for my daughters procedure today. At our first visit/consultation he explained everything wonderfully and answered the questions we had.He and his nurses were wonderful and reassuring to her. She was a terrified 12 yr old. This was her first surgery ever and Dr. Ringer took amazing care and time with her. He even got in contact with us later in the day to make sure her day one recovery was going well. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our family."- K.C. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
Best Candidates for Head, Neck, and Facial Pain
It's essential to have orofacial injuries or pain examined by a licensed professional right away as chronic head, neck, and face pain can greatly affect one's health. Cases such as jaw injuries, tooth-avulsions, and oral wounds should receive prompt medical attention to preserve your current and long-term oral health. In many instances, orofacial discomfort is caused by temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), sleep disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, burning mouth syndrome, stress or anxiety, medications, or certain lifestyles/habitual routines. When you visit our office, we will perform a thorough assessment to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and concerns.
What to Expect with Head, Neck, and Facial Pain
We are proud to utilize some of the best equipment available on the oral market to help identify, diagnose, and treat orofacial pain. This includes iCAT™ Cone Beam 3-D imaging, MRIs, and digital x-rays. After the initial tests are concluded, we will review your results and develop an individualized treatment plan to improve your oral health and ease your pain.
At Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo, we boast a state-of-the-art facility that is equipped with an on-site surgical suite for the treatment of minor and comprehensive conditions such as knocked-out teeth, oral lacerations, and more. In severe cases, a hospital stay may be necessary to properly address certain facial injuries or jaw trauma. Our surgical team cares about the comfort and emotional well-being of all our patients and is dedicated to providing you with quality oral care to maintain optimal function, cosmetic, and health.
Head, Neck, and Facial Pain Follow-Up
We believe in a multidisciplinary approach and often collaborate with other specialists and your general dentist to create a comprehensive care plan for the diagnosis and treatment of your head, neck, and facial pain. As we move forward with your treatment, we will schedule follow-up visits accordingly so we can monitor your progress and any lingering discomfort. It's important to adhere to all at-home care instructions provided by our office to achieve the best results possible. If you have any questions concerning your treatment and/or recovery do not hesitate to contact our team,
Head, Neck, and Facial Pain Insurance Coverage
The treatment costs and insurance coverage for each patient will vary depending on the specific plan they hold. Some insurers provide full and/or partial coverage for specific diagnostic tests and procedures but this depends on your policy. Our office will contact your provider to confirm your benefits and coverage to calculate your costs. We also offer flexible payment plans and accept third-party financing through CareCredit®. Our goal is to do all we can to help make your treatment affordable so you can get the service and pain management you need.
Relieve the Discomfort
Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo is proud to be serving Pueblo, CO and surrounding communities with advanced oral and maxillary care. Your oral health and quality of life can be negatively impacted by mild or severe orofacial pain. With the diverse expertise of our surgical team, we can help identify and relieve the head, neck, and facial pain you are experiencing to restore your health. Reach out to our Pueblo office today to learn more about how our specialists can help you.