Department of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine

Department of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

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The Department of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine is the area specialized in dental medicine that treats various diseases occurring on the facial parts including mouth and temporomandibular joint by introducing the treatment principles of internal medicine to dental medicine. The diseases related to the mouth and maxillofacial parts of requiring internal medicine treatment include oral mucosal disease, 
tongue disease, bad breath, dry mouth, nerve injury after a tooth extraction, abnormal taste, bruxism, snoring and sleep apnea that may be raised by various causes such as orofacial pain (caused by temporomandibular joint disorder and trigeminal neuralgia) and headache. Since there are many cases that these diseases are raised by systematic causes, the area of Orofacial Pain and oral medicine can be said to hold a position connecting between mouth and whole body. Therefore, the Department of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine performs the tasks related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of mouth diseases in connection to the systematic diseases. Also by diagnosing various diseases around mouth and orofacial parts comprehensively, our department takes care of patients inclusively so that they can be properly managed and treated in relation to the tasks of disease prevention and family dentistry and forensic dentistry of involving legal applications of dental medicine.


Major Clinical Results

  • Applying various laser therapies including the laser treatment of pain by introducing dental laser in 1992
  • Accurate diagnosis and treatment of halitosis by adopting the oral malodor detection device Halimeter?? in 1999
  • Holding the largest volume of data by applying botulinum toxin to dental treatment in 2002
  • Applying to the clinical test by developing the mouth rinse Mysense?? while using natural materials with no alcohol and/or surfactant
  • Having performed largest number of preservative treatments for the nerve injury upon implant operations and tooth extractions