Orofacial Pain and TMJ Disorders

Orofacial pain specialists assess, diagnose and treat patients with complex, chronic pain in the mouth, jaws and face.

They treat pain that may result from an accident or trauma, or as a symptom of a disorder or disease, such as migraines or jaw pain.

At Carolina Dentistry, our two orofacial pain specialists both hold the status of diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Drs. Lim and Di Giosia, the only providers at Carolina Dentistry with training especially in orofacial pain, utilize patient history, pathology (lab work and imaging), and other assessments to assist the dental health care team with a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Working as a multidisciplinary team with a clinical psychologist, physical therapist and acupuncturist, the orofacial pain specialists manage complex pain disorders of the mouth, jaw, face, head and neck. They also coordinate the care of the patients with other specialists such as ENT, oral surgeons, neurologists, psychiatrist, rheumatologist, sleep physicians, anesthesiologists to serve our pateints’ complete health needs.

Services Include

  • Treatment and diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Masticatory and cervical musculoskeletal pain
  • Neurovascular pain
  • Neuropathic pain (e.g., cranial neuralgias, traumatic neuropathy)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Orofacial Dystonia (involuntary jaw movement)
  • Headaches (e.g., migraines, cluster headaches)
  • Intraoral, intracranial, extracranial and systemic disorders

Meet Our Specialists

Joanna deSupinski

Joanna deSupinski

Clinical Psychologist

Massimiliano Di Giosia

Massimiliano Di Giosia

Education

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain
  • Fellow, American Headache Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • Certified Expert Dentist in Sleep Medicine, European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Certificate, Orofacial Pain, University of Kentucky
  • Specialist, Orthodontics, University of Cagliari
  • Diploma, Headache Medicine, University of Torino
  • DDS, University"G.d'Annunzio, Italy
Pei Feng Lim

Pei Feng Lim

Education

  • MS, Orofacial Pain, University of Kentucky, 2004
  • Certificate, Orofacial Pain, University of Kentucky, 2004
  • BDS, Dentistry, National University of Singapore, 1995
  • Diplomat, American Board of Orofacial Pain
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
Tia Moore

Tia Moore

Clinical Coordinator

Michelle Thelen

Michelle Thelen

Licensed Acupuncturist