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Dr. Nojan Bakhtiari, DDS, FAAOP

TMJ, Oral and Facial Pain Specialist

Dr. Nojan Bakhtiari is a board-certified TMJ and Oral Facial Pain specialist. He focuses his practice on TMJ disorders, oral pain, facial pain and associated headaches. He treats patients in New York City. His practice is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan three blocks from Grand Central Terminal.

Dr. Bakhtiari shares his in-depth knowledge of the TMJ and facial pain at Yale-New Haven Hospital as a clinical attending and course director. He is one of very few  diplomates of the American Board of Orofacial Pain  and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

As an expert in the field, he has been invited to lecture at New York University College of Dentistry, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, New York State Dental Association, Woodhull Hospital, Lincoln Medical Center, and numerous dental societies and conferences (including Greenwich and Stamford Dental Societies, New Haven Dental Association, Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, New England Dental Society Annual Meeting).

He is a past professor of Orofacial Pain & TMJ at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where he led the clinical service and academic curricula for the entire university and residency programs.

Who should see Dr. Bakhtiari?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should schedule a consultation:

TMJ pain
Lock jaw, limited jaw opening or jaw popping
Teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching
Muscle spasms of the jaw, head and neck
Myofascial pain
• Ear pain without any ear pathology
Trigeminal neuralgia
• Headaches
• Burning Mouth Syndrome
Traumatic trigeminal neuropathies following an injury or surgical procedure

What are treatment options offered by Dr. Bakhtiari?

Dr. Bakhtiari offers the best and advanced treatment options available for TMJ, facial pain, oral pain and headaches. Treatments offered by Dr. Bakhtiari are personalized to you, and may include:

Oral appliance therapy (custom mouthguards, nightguards, splints)
Therapeutic injections
Nerve blocks
Trigger point injections of the muscle
Steroid injections of the TM joint and tendons
Botox for nerve pain, jaw pain and headaches
Therapeutic ointments and medication for oral, facial and TMJ pain


Patient Reviews

I have finally gotten some relief from 3 years of constant pain after only 1 appointment with Dr. Bakhtiari. On top of him being the only physician to not give up on treating my TMJ disorder refractory to most first line therapies, he is extremely personable and listens closely to your concerns.
— Carsen N.
Wow! I simply can’t say enough great things about Dr. Bakhtiari. I was in excruciating mouth pain when I first came to see him, and under his kind expert guidance, I was able to have him diagnose me very quickly, get to the heart of the matter, and find immediate solutions which ultimately led me to quickly becoming pain free. [...] He is warm, compassionate and understanding. A great doctor and person all around, and one who has given me my life back, I am eternally grateful.
— Nicola V.