If you have constant or recurring popping of the jaw or if you find yourself grinding or clenching your teeth, you may be experiencing symptoms associated with Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD). You may have heard this mentioned as TMJ before. TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.
If you have pain in the muscles of your jaw, neck, face or shoulder areas, if you are dizzy, have ringing in the ears or frequent headaches or migraines, you may have TMD. These symptoms are referred to as craniofacial pains or disorders.
At the Imagine Family Dentistry/ Phillip C Hall DDS, all of the above-mentioned symptoms and more, are looked at, recorded, and analyzed to determine the right diagnosis and the source of your discomfort or pain. Once diagnosed, proper treatment is started or appropriate referrals are made to start you on the road to relief and healing.
Dr. Phillip C. Hall
Doctor Hall received his pre-dental training at Brigham Young University. He received his DDS from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. He practiced general dentistry in Provo for 23 years until moving to St. George to start a successful practice in 1997. In Provo, Dr. Hall taught Dental Assisting for Utah Technical College (now UVSC), and later for the American Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. He also served on the governing board of the Weber State Dental Hygiene program. For two years Dr. Hall was the Chief of Dental Staff for Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Hall has served the St. George area as a state representative for the Southern Utah Dental Society. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Utah State Dental Association. He is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is currently a member of the St. George Chamber of Commerce and the St. George Rotary Club. Dr. Hall also owns and operates St. George Dental Careers, a successful dental assisting school in St. George.
About Our Extensive Dental Treatment
Many people with head and neck disorders or headaches are afraid that they will be unable to afford the expense of treatment. In the past very few insurers provided coverage. With the recent expansion of knowledge and treatment options, it is now easier to obtain insurance coverage.
Although dental insurance provides limited coverage, other types of coverage may be available. Since treatment approaches often involve medical procedures, insurance coverage for necessary craniofacial pain treatment is becoming more commonly obtained through health insurance.
It is important to note that every insurance provider is different. We recommend you check with your provider to explore your coverage and options.
Some treatments directed by Dr. Hall involve massage to the head and neck area or cranial sacral release techniques. A licensed massage therapist is a member of our staff.
The first step to proper treatment and relief is to arrive at a comprehensive diagnosis. Dr. Hall combines his experience and expertise with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and imaging to reach a diagnosis. When your diagnosis is complete he will recommend a comprehensive personalized treatment plan. Treatment varies greatly depending on the diagnosis.
Call Us If You Are Suffering From Constant Headaches
We all have experienced headaches from time to time in our lives. Some are mild and some are severe. Headaches of any kind are no fun and lessen the quality of your life and of those around you.
If your headaches are severe and reoccurring, over the counter medicines may not be able to help. Dr. Phillip C Hall and the professional staff at Imagine Family Dentistry/ Phillip C Hall DDS in the St. George Craniofacial Treatment Center can offer professional treatment therapies that may provide the help you need.
We here at Imagine Family Dentistry/ Phillip C Hall DDS are definitely in the business of helping people feel better. We use many means to accomplish this. Dr. Hall will use his expertise in diagnosing head and neck pain to first try and determine the cause of your headache. There may be a TMD condition or a muscular problem. There could possibly be problems involving your nervous system. When and where appropriate, Dr. Hall will make referrals to other health care professionals to better help you determine the source of your headaches. Often Dr. Hall's treatments in conjunction with those of your physician can result in lowering of medication levels.
Some means of treatment that Dr. Hall might deem appropriate for your headaches may include some of the following treatments or therapies.
Trigger-point identification and treatment
Spray and stretch
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Imagine Family Dentistry/ Phillip C Hall DDS has been providing St. George with excellent dental care since 1998.
We will provide you with effective oral care with up-to-date technology and practice. You can depend on us for services related to dental implants, dentures, TMJ and sleep apnea. For your convenience, we have assistants who are fluent in Spanish.
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