Facial pain 

This is a multidisciplinary service unique to the Eastman and is the largest and most comprehensive service of its kind in the UK. Our pain clinics are patient-centred and evidence-based, encouraging patients to self-manage their persistent facial pain. There is access to a wide range of multidisciplinary clinics including liaison psychiatry, clinical psychology, specialist physiotherapy, clinical nurse specialists, dental, neurology, neurosurgery, and oral surgery.

Please note that we do not accept patients with dental pain. We see patients with facial pain that has persisted for over three months.

Referrals are accepted from GPs based on treatment need, but patients must be registered with a dental practitioner, whose details must be provided with the referral.

Conditions treated

We care for patients with:
  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Persistent idiopathic facial pain of non-dental origin (previously termed atypical facial pain)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia - primary and secondary
  • Trigeminal neuropathic pain e.g. post herpetic neuralgia
  • TPain-related temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
  • Orofacial pain complicated by other factors e.g. mental health issues, or chronic pain conditions elsewhere in the body

The Facial Pain Service

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Patient aftercare

All patients receive a copy of the letter we write about them to the referrer and we provide a range a written information.

Our consultants

Prof Joanna Zakrzewska
Facial Pain Consultant

Dr Roddy McMillan
Facial Pain Clinical Lead

Prof Joanna Zakrzewska Facial pain
Dr Martina Shephard Facial pain, Oral medicine
Dr Roddy McMillan Facial pain, Oral medicine
Dr Stefano Fedele Facial pain, Oral medicine

 Contact details

Facial pain
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals

47-49 Huntley Street

Other information

New patient appointments / referral enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 2300

Email: uclh.referrals.edhappts@nhs.net

Fax:020 3456 2383

General enquiries

Follow up appointment enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 1113

Facial Pain Secretary
Telephone: 020 3456 1053
Fax: 020 3456 1105

Service manager - Fiona Harvey
Email: fiona.harvey3@nhs.net

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