Dr. Paul Riley, DDS
TMJ, Oral and Facial Pain Specialist
Mississippi's Source for Effective and Compassionate TMJ Care
Dr. Paul Riley is the only board certified TMJ and Orofacial Pain Specialist in private practice in the state of Mississippi. On March 31, 2020 the American Dental Association granted specialty status to the field of Orofacial Pain, designating Orofacial Pain as the 12th ADA recognized dental specialty. The ADA recognizes the certification board exam administered by the American Board of Orofacial Pain as the official certifying exam for the specialty of Orofacial Pain.
Doctors who pass this rigorous exam are certified as diplomates. Dr. Riley has been a diplomate of the American board of Orofacial Pain since 1994.
Following his graduation from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Riley began a career in general dentistry. Soon thereafter, due to his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders, he was invited to join one of the few practices in the United States, limited to the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
As the only doctor in private practice in Mississippi with board certification specifically in the field of orofacial pain, Dr. Riley has had the opportunity to evaluate and treat literally thousands of patients, many suffering from the most severe jaw pain, facial pain, and headaches imaginable. Referring dentists frequently requested Dr. Riley's assistance and advice regarding the complex dental needs of these patients, such as where to set the bite for a proposed dental procedure. Referring dentists, physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors frequently request Dr. Riley's assistance and advice in managing these complex TMJ and orofacial pain issues.
This need to work closely with referring dentists of Jackson, MS and surrounding areas of the Magnolia State prompted the transition of Dr. Riley's practice to its present form of a combination of general dentistry and TMJ/orofacial pain.
To schedule an appointment, please call (601) 207-2609.