This is a multidisciplinary service unique to the Eastman and is the largest and most comprehensive service of its kind in the UK.

Our pain clinics are patient-centred and evidence-based, encouraging patients to self-manage their persistent facial pain. There is access to a wide range of multidisciplinary clinics including liaison psychiatry, clinical psychology, specialist physiotherapy, clinical nurse specialists, dental, neurology, neurosurgery, and oral surgery.

Please note that we do not accept patients with dental pain. We see patients with facial pain that has persisted for over three months. 

Referrals are accepted from GPs based on treatment need, but patients must be registered with a dental practitioner, whose details must be provided with the referral.

Service management


Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
47-49 Huntley Street

Other referral information

Referral forms

Access to patient results

We send GPs relevant results.

Tertiary referrals

In the last year the facial pain unit has had referrals from 98 PCTs, of which 26 have sent more than 10 patients. The largest numbers of referrals come from the four local PCTs. 

26% of our referrals come from general practitioners, general dental practitioners (please provide number?), 45.6% from specialists and 26.6% from oral surgeons, neurologists, pain specialists, ENT surgeons, neurosurgeons. 

Referral address

Eastman Central Registry for Appointments (ECRA) 
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital
250 Euston Road

We care for patients with: 

  • Burning mouth syndrome 
  • Persistent idiopathic facial pain of non-dental origin (previously termed atypical facial pain) 
  • Trigeminal neuralgia - primary and secondary 
  • Trigeminal neuropathic pain e.g. post herpetic neuralgia 
  • TPain-related temporomandibular disorder (TMD) 
  • Orofacial pain complicated by other factors e.g. mental health issues, or chronic pain conditions elsewhere in the body

All patients receive a copy of the letter we write about them to the referrer and we provide a range a written information.