Sleep Apnea & TMJ

People who experience jaw pain when chewing, biting or yawning, or head clicking noises when they open and close their mouth might have a joint disorder. Our team can diagnose and treat temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) disorder through custom night guards, splints, or a comprehensive restorative approach.
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Sufferers of Sleep Apnea

You might have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and feel tired, even after a full night’s sleep. Patients diagnosed with this condition are treated medically, with an AC-PAP machine, or dentally, via a variety of mandibular repositioning appliances that increase airway flow. One of the screening tools used in order to identify at-risk patients is the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, developed by Dr. Murray Johns. Are you at risk? Take this test.

Sufferers of joint pain

The leading cause of pain in or around the TMJ is from clenching and grinding. Depending on the cause of the pain, Dr. Ostrovsky will work closely with you in order to identify, diagnose, and treat Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).


Have Sleep Apnea or need TMJ?

If you or someone you know has sleep apnea or TMJ, please contact our office to request and appointment.

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New Patients

We know that your time is valuable, which is why we offer a simplified office experience with online patient forms that you can complete prior to your appointment. This streamlines your initial visit as you will spend less time in the waiting area. Additionally, these forms help us to better understand your background and allow us to provide you the most effective care possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the patient forms or your appointment.

Please note that you’ll need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to download all patient forms.

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