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

Thursday: 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
117 Agrees
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
It can: Steroids have several side effects including blurry vision, headaches, racy heart, water retention and weight gain. Talk to your doctor to make sure ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
2 weeks: Contact your doctor as there can be grave complications including a subdural hematoma or seizures.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Home remedies: You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Home remedies: You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Depends: Lot of practitioners who do pain management have contracts as a part of standard protocol. Usually, a contract does imply that the practitioner knows... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Yes: There are several alternative therapies for pain management ranging from acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, relaxation therapy, med... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Several medications: Several medications work for headaches which are caused by meningiomas. You should consult your oncologist as well as neurologist regarding the manag... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Chronic headaches: Chronic headaches should always be evaluated asap as there could be an underlying medical condition causing the pain. Use of medications like Ibuprof... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Inflammation: Some forms of arthritis do cause headaches and fevers (inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis). Consult your pcp.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Consult pain center: Six years is a long time for pain around bridge of nose. I am assuming hat you had a consult with a ENT physician and your pcp. I all tests and ct sca... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Neurologist: There are several doctors ranging from: - neurologist - orofacial pain dentist - pain physician - psychopharmacologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Yes: Fasting would cause hypoglycemia which in turn would commonly cause severe headaches.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
TMJ disorders: You could be having temporomandibular disorders. Some of the common symptoms are jaw pain, jaw locking, jaw popping, ear pain, neck pain, headaches, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Increasing symptoms: Increasing symptoms with regards to frequency, intensity or associated symptoms should warrant a consult with a specialist or your primary physician. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Exercise: There are several natural ways to treat or rather manage pain. I would recommend consulting a pain management center which has a team of specialist i... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Probably: You can combine Aspirin and Ibuprofen but they are both harsh on the stomach. Take it with food.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
ER: I dont think poor diet would cause non-stop headaches. It could mean an underlying medical condition or a headache disorder. Constant headache shoul... Read More
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A 22-year-old member 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Medications: You could be having a headache disorder like cluster headache, migraines or hemicrania continua. Consult your neurologist or a pain specialist; these ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Yes: Eye swelling would be a rare result of neck injury. You should go to the er right away.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Depends: Opioids such as oxycodone are very effective agents for pain relief in acute situations, but on a long term basis they are associated with poor outcom... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Tension Headaches : Tension type headaches are one of the most common type of headaches and you might be having these. They can be stress related or posture related. Tr... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Probably normal. : Sometimes it can take a few hours more for all the sensations to return after local anesthetic. By tomorrow if you don't feel normal then consult you... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Possibly migraine : Cluster headaches are severe type of headaches which often occur in middle of the night and affect men a lot more commonly compared to females. The p... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Consult PCP: Small lump on back of neck is highly unusual for migraine; it is possible that the lump on neck could cause pain in the head. You should consult your... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Try it. : Vicodin and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) are not known to have any specific interactions so they can be taken together. It's always a good idea to c... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Maybe : Gabapentin tends to improve the quality of the sleep but amitriptyline tends to be better in helping with sleep. Why don't you give it a try for about... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Rebound pain: The exact reason behind the causation of withdrawal headaches from caffeine is not known. Speculation has been done regarding the role of caffeine as... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Nature of pain: Migraine headaches can often be triggered by exercise, red wines, certain foods, stress and sleep disorders; the pain is usually on one side of the he... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Pain management: An interdisciplinary pain management center would be a good option.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Neurologist: You could start with your pcp but you can always consult a neurologist or a pain physician or an orofacial pain dentist.
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A member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
At times: Usually pain from a wisdom tooth is caused by infection around the tooth. Pain is often referred to the areas of the face and head and can mean sprea... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
NO: Teeth clenching as well as teeth grinding are common oral behaviors which can potentially cause jaw pain. They do not make the jaw wider temporarily ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Trileptal: Trileptal as well as Gabapentin have been used with success plus they tend to have lesser side effects.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Anxiety?: I am assuming that you have consulted your primary physician who found nothing wrong. Consider a consultation with a clinical psychologist as you coul... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Daily Headaches: It sounds like you have chronic daily headaches. Use of medications like Ibuprofen and triptans on a frequent basis can cause headaches. Family hist... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Headaches: 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Yes: Extreme emotions like anger can trigger a headache, .
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A member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Call dentist: A severe toothache most likely means an infection. Call your dentist asap before the infection spreads.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Sensodyne: For starters, try using sensodyne. If sensodyne does not help, consult your dentist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
TMJ disorders: Jaw stiffness, difficulty moving the jaw as well as trouble with speech can be different symptoms of temporomandibular disorders. Consult an orofacia... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Home remedies: You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Use of non-steroidal analgesics such as Naproxen on a regular long term basis would commonly cause daily headaches as well as stomach ach... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Saliva: What you are seeing is saliva coming out of the salivary ducts. They are usually visible below the tongue as well as in cheeks.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Migraines: Splitting headaches every week should definitely be addressed right away. One main risk factor for chronic headaches are episodic headaches.
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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Try Aleve (naproxen): You can try Aleve or advil; if you have heart burn or reflux, tylenol (acetaminophen). Ice application followed by gentle stretching should help.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Yes: Most muscle relaxants are ok to use alongwith codeine; there can be excessive drowsiness and grogginess. Avoid alcohol, benzodiazepines. Do not take... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Maybe. : You can try taking advil (ibuprofen) 400 mg 3-4 times for a couple of days along with warm compresses (with eyes closed). If it doesn't help consult a... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Infection: It sounds like you have some sort of throat infection; consult your pcp rightaway.
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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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