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You can be reassured you are seeing some of the best, most skilled providers in the industry.


YOUR HEALTHCARE

Your total well-being is as important to us as the pain and discomfort you experience. We treat the person, not just symptoms.


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Our staff loves our patients – and it shows!


CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

We offer services around the metro area, as well as a satellite office in St. Cloud. We look forward to seeing you!


UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS

Our providers devote time outside their practice to write, teach, and study this area of medicine in order to provide the very best care for you.



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YEARS WITH YOU

Our providers have been helping patients with Myofacial Pain conditions for over three decades


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PROVIDERS

A dedicated team from the fields of medicine, dentistry, psychology, and physical therapy develop individualized treatment programs for each of our patients. Read more about how sleep improves pain management.



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LOCATIONS

We offer 3 convenient locations in the metro, along with a satellite location in St. Cloud


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PATIENTS

Every patient that walks in our door receives an individualized plan at the highest level of care


With you every step of the way

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • What is a TMJ disorder?
  • What number should I call for an appointment?
  • What happens on your first visit?
  • What to expect in treatment?
  • Are these services covered by insurance?
What is a TMJ disorder?

A typical temporomandibular disorder (TMD) may involve the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or any of its surrounding muscles or soft tissues. It may include symptoms such as:

  • jaw joint pain
  • limited jaw opening
  • jaw muscle pain
  • joint noise
  • headache
  • jaw locking
  • tooth pain
  • neck pain
  • ear pain
What number should I call for an appointment?

Appointments can be made between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday thru Thursday, or Fridays between 7:30AM and 12:00PM.

  • For scheduling appointments in
    • St. Paul call (651)332-7474
    • Plymouth call (763)577-2484
    • Burnsville call (952) 892-6222
    • St. Cloud  call (763)577-2484
What happens on your first visit?

An orofacial pain dentist or physician will evaluate and review your current symptoms and medical history, examine area of the face, teeth, jaw, head and neck, and order any diagnostic testing if necessary. Typically this will include radiographs, imaging studies, and questionnaires. Also, the dentist will provide a self-care program to begin to reduce any strain to the area and encourage healing. A treatment plan will be developed and if necessary sent to your insurer for prior authorization, and a summary letter will go out to your referring doctor.

What to expect in treatment?

After your first visit, an individual treatment plan will be developed that typically may take 2 to 4 months, but may be longer for complex conditions. Referrals are made for medical consultations. Appointments with the physical therapist and/or health psychologist may be recommended to help reduce the pain. To begin treatment, the dentist often will insert a splint (mouthguard and/or prescribe medications. The physical therapist may give you exercises to help restore function and ease pain. The health psychologist will train you to relax your muscles and reduce other specific contributing factors. Relief usually occurs gradually, over 2-4 months, and depends on patient compliance.

Are these services covered by insurance?

Services in our clinic are often covered under your medical insurance. Please check your policy before your evaluation so you know what benefits are covered. If a referral is needed, please check with your physician before your first appointment. Patients are responsible for payment of their account. We will send a pre-authorization form to your insurance carrier if required.

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The mission of the Minnesota Head & Neck Pain Clinic is to provide high-quality, effective patient care for head and neck disorders through a multispecialty, interdisciplinary approach designed to reduce pain and improve function for all our patients.

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Locations

Plymouth: (763) 577-2484
Fax: (763) 577-1375

St. Paul: (651) 332-7474
Fax: (651) 332-7475

Burnsville: (952) 892-6222
Fax: (952) 892-6477

St. Cloud: (763) 577-2484
Fax: (763) 577-1375

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