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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani

Orofacial Pain
New York, NY
13 years experience male

Locations

Management of Headaches, Temporomandibular Disorders and Sleep Disorders

Fairfield, CT

Address

1305 Post Road, Suite 104, Fairfield, CT
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Practice website

www.sleepapneadentist.nyc

New York, NY

About

Bio

I have set up a full fledged practice in Fairfield, CT and New York City for treatment of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMJ, TMD), headaches, chronic pain, and obstructive sleep disorders. Patients are referred by all medical specialists, as well as by general dentists. Careful patient diagnosis involves a comprehensive history and a detailed examination. When needed, MRI or CT scans are recommended. Non-surgical, conservative and goal setting treatment is the key to the patient management. Based on the patient's symptoms, treatments may involve oral appliance therapy, injection therapy (anesthetics, steroids or botulinum toxin), vapocoolant spray and stretch, medical acupuncture and pharmacotherapy. The key role of parafunction is emphasized. Supportive therapy, including physical therapy modalities are prescribed as necessary.

Specialties
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Orofacial Pain

Pain Management

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

431 Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Medications : Migraines don't typically start at your age so you need to consult your primary care or a neurologist (montefiore headache center). Medications tend t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Depends on the issue: Oral pain can be due to several reasons. If you have an oral ulcer, you could try over the counter oral ointment such as oragel which might help. Ot... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Self care : The headaches could possibly be triggers like foods or muscle tension. .Ice application as well as warm compresses can help with headache disorders. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
ENT consult: Sharp pain in nostril can be due to an underlying problem ranging from infection, referred pain, etc. You can start with an ENT consult.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Neurology consult: Migraine can be quite disabling especially if a good treatment/management strategy isn't working. Consult a neurologist as the treatment regimen coul... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Neurologist : Neurologist would be my recommendation but if the appointment isn't readily available then consider your primary physician.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Several causes.. : There are several possibilities and you should try to consult your primary physician asap. If it has just started without you ever having it before, i... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Muscle relaxants. : Both Baclofen and Zanaflex (tizanidine) are muscle relaxants by nature but Baclofen has been known to be useful in neurogenic conditions so it may hel... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Depends on the issue: Narcotics or Opioids are usually considered the powerful group of pain killers but they are most often used for cancer pain and in acute situations li... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Sometimes: Popping sounds in the ear during jaw movement are caused by the TM joint but constant ear ringing or hissing is a very poorly understood symptom. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Most likely. : While it's possible that your headache is causing the symptoms, it could very well because of the infection. You could be at a grave risk if the tooth... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Stretching temples : It depends on the cause; common tension headaches can be due to muscular tension and stretching the temples by massaging them with fingertips could be... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Call your Dr. : If you are suffering from a severe attack of head pain for the very first time ever, you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room. Both yo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Pain physician: Consult a pain management practitioner to figure out the management of fibromyalgia and other symptoms. Your question is very vague!
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A member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Pharmacist: You can go to your local pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist. Pharmacists do counsel on such things.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Severe pain: Typically there aren't complications from trigeminal neuralgia although pain can be very severe and debilitating.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Migraines: Migraines can cause feeling of lightheaded (aura) preceding a headache. You could have all the symptoms due to migraines. You could consult a neurolog... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Several ways: You can try one or rather combinatination of below - lifestyle: smoking cessation, less alcohol use, regular sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Anxiety!: You are most likely having a panic or anxiety attack. Alternatively you could be having flu too. Try to relax, take a few deep breaths. If you are ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Chronic pain: The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not known. There are several factors involved in the occurrence of fibromyalgia ranging from genetics, muscle contr... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Try Aleve (naproxen): Otc dont tend to work so well for neuropathic pain but you can try Aleve (naproxen) or advil. Consult a pain physician for best options or a psychoph... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Consult your PCP: Droopy eye could be due to an underlying medical condition. Constant headache should be evaluated right away with your pcp or neurologist or a pain p... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Depends: The frequency of use of pain medications in headaches often depends on the nature of the pain and amount of suffering. Its a good idea to keep the u... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Protocols: Doctors as well as hospitals have protocols when it comes to painkillers ranging from written contracts to clearance from pcp or ob/gyn.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Sinusitis/allergies: You could be suffering from sinusitis or allergies. Try some anti-histimanic (loratidine/benadryl) and/or a decongestant. You should try avoiding sm... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Cervicogenic Headach: You could be having cervicogenic headaches. They are typically referred from the neck to the head but I have seen patients having symptoms of head pa... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Ophthalmology consul: Get your eyes checked preferably by an ophthalmologist. Strain on the eyes can definitely cause headaches.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Not a brain tumor: Primary headaches can be very debilitating but doesn't mean there is a tumor in most cases. If advil (ibuprofen) helps its most likely a tension type ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Probably not: There has not been a distinct relation between salt and headaches; dehydration on the other hand could cause headaches. You could try limit salt and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Several medications: Several medications cause dry mouth including anti-depressants, anti-epileptics, muscle relaxants, anti-psychotics and anti-histaminics (benadryl, cla... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Humidifier: Mouth breathing can occur mainly due to obstruction in the nasal passages which can be due to structural obstructions, inflammation as well as dry air... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Several reasons: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, tra... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Exercise: Exercise (gentle stretchings, walking, swimming) is one of the best things you can do for arthritis pain; its better than over-the-counter, its free. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Yes: You are talking about the submandibular lymph nodes and they are supposed to be there :).
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Probably not: I am assuming you mean baking soda, which is an ingredient in many toothpastes. Plain baking soda can be very abrasive and can cause wearing of the d... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Ice: Is it just a muscle knot or is it something that is hurting you? Muscle knots can be present due to posture and strain. Ice as well as warmth ca... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Migraines: Migraines can cause vertigo. You could consult a neurologist or a headache specialist or a pain physician.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Call your PCP: You may need a muscle relaxant or a follow up check up. Call your pcp.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Self care : You can try some home remedies for starters. - lifestyle: smoking cessation, less alcohol use, regular sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise - a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Pain Management : You could consult a pain management group. Some of the best strategies involve combination of biobehavioral approaches (relaxation, etc), drug therap... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Possibly: Temporomandibular disorders, jaw pain, orofacial pain or jaw joint problems are terms which denotes chronic jaw pain problem which is not due to any d... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Pain management: With temporomandibular disorders there isnt a set and defined pattern. You could also have referred pain from the jaw muscles. You can try applying i... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Call Pediatrician: I would go with some symptomatic approaches including Ibuprofen 50 mg (tablet or suspension) and some soup. Don't wait too long to call the pediatric... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Dental appliance: Snoring is basically a sound that results from the trembling of respiratory structures due to obstructed air movement during inhalation and exhalation... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Several reasons: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, tra... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Self care : Ice application as well as warm compresses can help with temporomandibular disorders. I have had patients who have been able to manage their symptoms... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Jaw pain: Temporomandibular disorders, jaw pain, orofacial pain are terms which denotes chronic jaw pain problem which is not due to any dental pathology. Your... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Physical medicine: A mouth guard or a retainer or an oral orthotic acts as a physical medicine device by improving the mechanics of the jaw joint and the jaw muscles. So... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Root canal treatment: Consult your dentist. If your nerve is exposed due to dental decay or a chipped tooth, you would need a root canal treatment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Several reasons: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, tra... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 1, 2015
The diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain is a fascinating science. Dr. Brijesh Chandwani is closing a gap that exists between medicine and dentistry. He improves the lives of the chronically ill Or...Read More
Aug 4, 2013
Obviously a very knowledgeable, dedicated and caring Orofacial Pain Specialist. Thorough and helpful answers and advice.
Dec 1, 2012
very accurate answers in a timely response. Again, a great doctor to follow on health tap.
HealthTap member
Thank you I did at my first appointment all he really could say was he didn't know what was wrong with me he wanted to wait until he got all
HealthTap member
Thanks a lot. My headaches are probably due to a cervical reversal in my neck. I just wish I could do something for my pain. Nothing works.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My eye is better at the moment but I still have a headache. I really think tea will help.

Awards

Top Pain Management Specialist , Third Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, New York - Summer
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist, Second Place, New York - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Lutheran Medical Center
Tufts University

Publications

Tapering Chronic Opioid Therapy in Neuropathic Facial Pain: an Interdisciplinary Approach. J Opioid Manag. 2008
Woman with severe facial pain: Clinicopathologic Conference
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