Dr. Edward Delgado, Dr. Michael Kuzmik, and our skilled surgical team are dedicated to helping patients lead healthy, comfortable lives through comprehensive oral and maxillofacial care. Head, neck, and facial (orofacial) pain impacts many of our patients and may be brought on by a wide range of factors. Orofacial pain may occur gradually over time or exhibit a rapid onset and can result from an accident, sports injury, systemic health issues, or unknown causes. Common signs and symptoms of orofacial pain include a dull ache or stabbing pain, chronic or acute itching, a burning sensation, or other discomfort in the jaw, head, neck, and facial regions.
As board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Delgado and Dr. Kuzmik have advanced expertise in the management and treatment of head, neck, and facial pain. Our doctors can work with you to help identify factors that may be contributing to your painful or uncomfortable symptoms. For personalized orofacial care, contact one of our Virginia oral surgery practices today and schedule a consultation.
"I would like to share my recent most excellent experience with Dr Hamad Alharbi. For many years I had been an extremely satisfied patient of Dr Michael Kuzmik who has since retired. I recently required urgent oral surgery to remove two teeth. This was my first visit to Dr Alharbi (who had immediately agreed to see me same day). He performed a very thorough but timely diagnosis and clearly explained his prognosis and recommended course of action. His attention to detail with meaningful explanations and responses to questions are exceptional. My surgical procedure was timely, thorough and painless. Dr Alharbi followed up after surgery several times to check on my recovery(which has gone very well). I strongly recommend Dr Alharbi."- R.K. / Google / Nov 07, 2023
"Very caring and interactive. Clearly explained what was happening. I wasn’t just another patient. I was someone they wanted to know and help."- E.M. / Google / Nov 03, 2023
"Not that I love going to a dental surgeon, but these folks are extraordinary. I needed an implant and they had to calm me down in order to give me the needles in my mouth. The doctor took time to actually know me and not make me feel I was a number. After the procedure, he texted several times to make sure I was okay. If you need dental surgery this is the place to go!"- A.H. / Google / Oct 28, 2023
"Had another great experience with Dr. Alharbi, and I also want to give a shout-out to the staff, both medical and administrative. They are always pleasant and professional, on the phone and in person."- J.T. / Google / Oct 27, 2023
"Dr. Alharbi had recently performed reconstructive Jaw Surgery with great skill and a wonderful bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr. Alharbi if you need any type of Maxillofacial surgery. My wait time was minimal, the staff was courteous, and the surgical staff was upbeat and professional. The doctor followed up with a text the same day to make sure I was okay. A definite five stars to Dr. Alharbi*****"- A.H. / Google / Oct 24, 2023
We understand that pain or discomfort occurring in your head, neck, or face can be debilitating and negatively impact your quality of life. It is important to have any orofacial injuries or pain evaluated by our team as soon as possible, especially in certain situations. Knocked-out teeth (tooth avulsion), jaw injuries, and oral lacerations all need prompt care in order to maintain your current and future health. Orofacial pain may stem from other types of conditions, such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), burning mouth syndrome, nervous system disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, sleep disorders, and certain medications or environmental factors. During an orofacial pain consultation, our doctors can evaluate your specific condition and symptoms and determine the treatment approach best-suited for your health and comfort.
What to Expect
Our skilled specialists stay on the cutting-edge of diagnostic care and utilize several types of advanced techniques to evaluate your condition and determine the source of your orofacial pain. These diagnostic tools include MRIs, iCAT™ Cone Beam 3-D imaging, and other innovative techniques. Depending on our findings, Dr. Delgado and Dr. Kuzmik will customize your treatment plan to best meet your specific needs, diagnosis, symptoms, and condition.
Certain procedures can be performed onsite in one of our surgical suites, such as treatment for minor facial injuries or the reimplantation of a knocked-out tooth. Other types of more extensive care may require treatment in a hospital setting. Dr. Delgado and Dr. Kuzmik maintain privileges at Reston Hospital to treat patients with facial or jaw trauma and other needs that require more complex or extensive care. As experienced and caring oral surgery specialists, our doctors understand and consider the emotional effect orofacial injuries have on patients. Dr. Delgado and Dr. Kuzmik are able to provide the reconstructive care needed for the long-term preservation of facial appearance and normal oral function.
Following your diagnosis and treatment for your head, neck, or facial pain, our doctors may recommend that you schedule follow-up visits in our practice to assess your progress and re-evaluate any on-going symptoms. As part of your comprehensive care plan, we may collaborate with other specialists and your general dentist to provide the most appropriate treatment solutions to meet your needs. We recommend that you adhere to any instructions provided by our team following your treatment to help manage your orofacial pain, improve your quality of life, and maximize your end results.
Depending on your insurance provider and individual plan, certain diagnostic procedures and services for treating orofacial pain may be covered or covered in part. We will contact your insurance provider to review your coverage amounts and determine if there will be any out-of-pocket costs. Our team wants you to receive the pain control care you need and accepts several types of payment methods. For added convenience, we can also provide information on third-party patient financing with CareCredit®.
Relieve the Discomfort
Your health, oral function, comfort, and well-being can all be impacted by chronic or acute orofacial pain. However, our board-certified oral surgeons are here to help diagnose your condition and relieve your discomfort with specialized care. If you are experiencing head, neck, or facial pain, contact one of our Virginia practices today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Delgado or Dr. Kuzmik.