Caring for Face Pain and Sleep Apnea
Rich Hirschinger, DDS, MBA
Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain
9615 Brighton Way, Suite 323
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Facial Pain

Facial pain includes treatment for primary headaches such as migraines, tension-type, and cluster headaches. It also includes treatment for various pains in the head and neck caused by nerves such as trigeminal neuralgia, and other neuropathies. Learn more about migraines, various headaches, and facial nerve pain.

Sleep Apnea

Do you have sleep apnea but you hate your CPAP machine? Do you have morning headaches, are you tired during the day, do you snore and/or do you ever wake up gasping for air? These are various signs that you might have sleep apnea, which Dr. Hirschinger can treat with a dental appliance that is designed to open your airway. 


TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. Any pain, or limitation of opening, can be caused either by the joint, or, more commonly, by the muscles that are responsible for closing your jaw. Learn more about TMJ treatment options in Dr. Hirschinger's Beverly Hills office.

Learn About Orofacial Pain

Orofacial pain, known as OFP for short, is a recognized dental specialty of the American Dental Association. It is the management of chronic head and neck pain using conservative, and mostly reversible, treatment methods. A group of dentists at the UCLA School of Dentistry in the 1980's started to fill a niche treating patients who had undiagnosed chronic pain in the head and neck including headaches such as migraine, tension-type, and cluster headaches, head and neck muscle pain, various nerve pains from sharp, shooting electrical pain such as trigeminal neuralgia, to dull, aching, burning pain such as burning mouth, TMJ, and obstructive sleep apnea. As one of a very few Board-certified orofacial pain specialists in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Hirschinger's approach to treatment is very conservative, and he involves his patients in their care.

Meet Dr. Hirschinger

Dr. Rich Hirschinger is a dentist who does not treat teeth. Yes, you read that correctly. He completed a residency in orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine at UCLA, and he does not believe that chronic head and neck pain is related to your bite, or what dentists call occlusion. Please read more about Dr. Hirschinger and his private OFP practice in Beverly Hills, CA.

Patient Testimonials

I had TMJ pain for 15 years and spent a lot of time and money being treated for "TMJ" until Dr. Hirschinger correctly diagnosed that my pain was not from my joint, it was caused by muscles. I wish all doctors did as thorough an exam as Dr. Hirschinger.
Atoussa Z. Los Angeles, California

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Doctor Testimonials

Dr. Hirschinger lectures on orofacial pain and obstructive sleep apnea to other doctors so that they can learn about the unique and conservative methods practiced by him. Many doctors are surprised to learn how Dr. Hirschinger does not treat teeth to help his patients. Please visit the Doctor Testimonials page to read what his colleagues have to say about his presentation, and to learn more about how to schedule Dr. Hirschinger to speak at your local, state, or national meeting.

Learn About gentle jaw®

Dr. Hirschinger is the inventor of the gentle jaw, which is a patented device that is used to treat acute and chronic jaw muscle pain and "TMJ." Most TMJ pain is related to the jaw muscles but it has somehow become a diagnosis. Learn more about the gentle jaw here