Diagnosis of TMD
Proper diagnosis and identification of root causes and perpetuating factors is essential in order to treat and provide long-term relief.
We perform a complete head, neck, oral examination, and other diagnostic testing. We obtain imaging and other diagnostic records as indicated. If CBCT images are taken, these are read by our providers as well as a medical radiologist.
“Every visit has been helpful. The treatment has been very effective.”
“Staff always friendly and knowledgeable, on time and ready to help.”
“These wonderful people have absolutely changed my life. For years I could not open my mouth without pain. Now just a few months after my first visit I am pain free and feeling the best I ever have. Dr. Hakala is very experienced and diagnosed my problem quickly. I drive 550 miles for my appointments and every mile is worth it.”
“Thorough eval and exam. Easy to understand explanations. Thank you!”
“Thorough and very informative. Respectful and caring staff. Listened to my concerns.”
“Their office is wonderful and they employ very welcoming staff who are highly competent at their work. They use the latest technology to evaluate patients and to design a device that will work for the patient. I felt very comfortable and confident with the care I received.”
“Excellent care! Very informative and explained in detail. ”
“The very best of service!”
“More than adequate time was spent on helping me understanding my situation. ”
“I am at the beginning of my treatment for TMJ. I just got my mouth piece yesterday and can already feel a difference. I have been in so much pain for so long and the staff here have been so caring and understanding!! Dr. Hakala, his assistant and Genevieve were AMAZING with listening to me and getting all of my questions answered. They also answered all my questions and explained things to me in a way that was very easy to follow and understand! I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone!!! Thanks so much for such wonderful care!!!”
“Customer service was great. Doctor was extremely knowledgeable. Very satisfied and feel fortunate to have found such a compassionate doctor.”
“Dr. Ledermann and her team of professionals were the first people who took the time to explain to me what was physically happening to my jaw. They took my pain seriously and responded compassionately. My experience at Minnesota Craniofacial has been nothing short of life changing. I have had several years of pain free life now. I am able to eat the things I love without pain! I can open my mouth to sing again! I'm not sure where I would be without this amazing team of people. I can only describe them as genuinely caring, passionate and knowledgeable.”