Dr Robert Delcanho

Pain Consultant

Professor of Orofacial Pain Medicine

Dr Robert Delcanho diagnoses and treats patients experiencing discomfort or pain felt in the regions of the face, head, jaw, and mouth. He is a Fellow of the ANZ Faculty of Pain Medicine  and a Diplomate of the

American Board of Orofacial Pain, the international highest qualification and benchmark of competence in orofacial pain management.

Dr Robert Delcanho limits his practice to the diagnosis & treatment of:


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What are Orofacial Pain and TMJ ? 

The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and related jaw structures are a common cause of Orofacial pain.

Orofacial pain is pain that we feel in the face, the jaw and the mouth. Orofacial pain is often chronic and persistent, distressing, and debilitating. Its causes are multifactorial and complex. Orofacial pain may occur for a number of reasons including dental disease, problems with the jaw joint and muscles, sinus infection, migraine headaches, neuralgias and nerve damage. A common cause of orofacial pain is the jaw joint, or more correctly the Temporomandibular Joint, or TMJ. This joint is located in front of your ear on both sides of your head. When it does not work correctly or causes jaw pain, doctors use the term TMD or TMJ Disorder.

Who should you see when you have Orofacial Pain and TMJ ?

For accurate diagnoses of the various causes of orofacial pain and TMJ, and providing effective treatment, extensive post-graduate training at an accredited University is required, leading to eligibility to sit the American Board of Orofacial Pain Diplomate examinations, the highest qualification attainable in this field.  Diplomates of the American Board of Orofacial Pain are the best qualified to treat your Orofacial Pain and TMJ problems. Orofacial Pain specialists have also been trained to assess when multi-disciplinary pain management is needed, and have the understanding required to involve other specialists in a timely manner. 

Dr Robert Delcanho diagnoses and treats patients experiencing discomfort or pain felt in the regions of the face, head, jaw, and mouth, as well as those who suffer with snoring or obstructive sleep apnoea.  His qualifications and vast experience in correctly diagnosing most causes of orofacial pain/TMJ means that your pain is more likely to be successfully treated.

Dr Delcanho limits his practice to the diagnosis and treatment of:

Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorders:

  • Jaw muscle pain

  • TMJ  articular (jaw joint) pain

  • TMJ clicking noise, locking and arthritis

Tooth grinding and clenching - Bruxism

Nerve Pain (Neuralgias) affecting the face and mouth

Persistent Toothache

Any pain felt in/around the mouth

Burning Mouth

Chronic Headaches