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Facial Pain

Facial pain is often caused by the following disorders: temporal tendonitis, Ernest Syndrome, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux), NICO (Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis). Dr.Wesley Shankland has been successfully diagnosing and treating people with these disorders for many years, and is respected as an expert in this field.

Pain is oftentimes the driving factor which brings people to the dental office initially and facial pain, not tooth pain, is not exception. Many patients have sought relief from their physician, ENT doctor and even their dentist, only to be told that nothing is wrong or, “It’s all in your head and you have to live with the pain.”

Dr. Wesley Shankland has been treating patients will all types of facial and head pain since the early 1980s and patients travel from all over the world to see him in their pursuit of pain relief.

Pain is a private experience. No one, not even a spouse or loved one, can honestly understand the extent or intensity of a patient’s pain. Dr. Shankland sees these types of patients daily. He and his highly trained staff understand the frustrations, fears and concerns of patients suffering with undiagnosed facial pain.

If you or a love one is suffering with undiagnosed or unsuccessfully treated facial, jaw or head pain, make an appointment to consult with Dr. Shankland. Many of his colleagues worldwide refer patients to him for treatment, so if they trust he and his staff, you can as well!

Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is a practice of maintaining your oral hygiene by caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. It teach the patient how to prevent dental problems like cavities, gum disease, enamel wear etc.

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Invisible Orthodontics

Invisible orthodontic therapy is simple alternative to braces. Aligners are almost invisible and you can eat & clean your teeth normally.

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry means using the medication to help patient to get calm & relax during dental procedure. We can provide you with safe and effective sedation so that your appointment will be pleasant and comfortable as possible.

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Restorative Dental Care

Restorative dentistry is the diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of oral health problems and restoring mouth to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. When a fracture or decayed tooth is removed, a dental implant is placed in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth or teeth.

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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is snoring with quiet pauses in breathing ending in gasping, snoring or choking sounds. Have you or your spouse awakened suddenly in a panic, not being able to breathe? If this continues, the diagnosis may very well be obstructive sleep apnea.

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TMD

TMD, commonly known as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint.

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Facial Pain

Facial pain is a pain disorder of the face. It is mostly experienced by patient to one side of the face and can be described as sharp, dull, crushing, aching or burning.

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About Dr. Shankland

Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained in  general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and the treatment of TMD (TMJ) and other facial pain disorders.  He has been in practice since 1978 in Central Ohio.

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Staff

The staff at Dr. Shankland’s office in Westerville are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our patients. They are very knowledgeable in their fields, and most have been with him for many years.

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