TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the South Shore

At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the South Shore, we focus on our patient’s health as a whole. We believe that by taking a holistic approach to care, we can better serve our patients and help them achieve optimal health. We offer a variety of services designed to promote overall wellness, including dental care, orthodontics, and sleep therapy.

We Go Beyond For You

The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the South Shore offers our patients compassionate care for craniofacial pain and sleep disordered breathing. We have always focused our dental treatment on whole body health, and a systemic approach to care. Our approach to the management of TMD, craniofacial pain and sleep disordered breathing is no different. We understand the challenges in diagnosing and addressing your pain, but we will partner with you to welcome you back to health.

Chronic Pain

Chronic TMJ pain is a condition that can make it difficult to speak, eat, and yawn. It is caused by inflammation in the joint where the jawbone meets the skull.  Symptoms may include jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty chewing.

Jaw Clenching

Clenching your jaw muscles can lead to headaches, toothaches, jaw pain and other problems. With proper assessment and diagnosis, the habit can be managed and pain can be eliminated.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a relatively new treatment for TMJ that has shown promising results. It works by stimulating the cells in the area and promoting healing. Some studies show that it can be as effective as surgery, and has the added benefit of being non-invasive.

Migraine Relief

The symptoms of migraines can arise from TMJ pain. Additionally, TMJ pain can present similarly to migraines, so proper diagnosis is necessary for effective treatment.

Orthopedic Dysfunction

Inflammation can affect the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, resulting in pathologic change and symptoms of pain like headaches, jaw pain or challenging chewing.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, is a condition where your airway physically collapses during sleep, leading to breathing repeatedly stopping and starting. This results in poor sleep quality, daytime lethargy and is often accompanied by snoring.

Teeth Grinding

One common oral health issue associated with TMJ is teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. In most cases, bruxism happens during sleep and can lead to tension headaches, tooth sensitivity, and jaw pain.

Snoring

Snoring is more than something that keeps your partner up at night. It could be the sign of a bigger sleep breathing disorder, such as OSA.

Myofunctional Therapy

An effective treatment solution for easing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. This type of therapy focuses on massaging the muscles and ligaments in the jaw area, which helps to relax and restore function to the joint itself.

Ear Pain

Many people with ear pain may not realize it is TMJ-related. Ear pain can be caused by several factors, including inflammation, muscle tension, nerve compression, teeth grinding, and a  misaligned jaw.

Jaw Noises

TMJ dysfunction, which can cause  severe clicking or popping, occurs when the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull is not working properly. While not typically painful, it can cause discomfort and difficulty chewing or speaking.

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Providing Non-Surgical Therapies | Restoring Quality of Life

At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the South Shore we understand the unique complexities of sleep-related breathing disorders and craniofacial pain.  Do you have TMJ pain or dysfunctions? Patients often experience facial neuralgia and musculoskeletal pain in conjunction with headaches or migraines.

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Are You Experiencing Any of the Following?

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Snoring

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Jaw Clenching

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Grinding Teeth

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Morning Headaches

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Insomnia

Any of the above could be a sign of sleep-related breathing disorders and should be evaluated promptly.

Our Mission:

We will partner with you to understand your unique health needs. Our goal is to go above and beyond to provide pain relief and ideal structural stability so our patients can breathe, sleep, heal and live a quality life.

About Us

Proper Diagnosis and Emphasis on Origin is Key to Successful Treatment

We provide comprehensive evaluations using the latest technologies to properly diagnose your condition. Through a thorough examination in which we evaluate structural injuries, systemic inflammatory conditions, and breathing obstructions, we can determine the cause of your pain or sleep dysfunction and direct appropriate treatments.

The goals in treatment are to rehabilitate injured structures, restore orthopedic function, and improve symptoms with long-term stabilization through both a structural and functional approach. Rather than treating symptoms, we address the underlying pathology to return you to a pain-free and well-rested life.

There is a strong relationship between temporomandibular joint dysfunction, headaches, sleep, and breathing. All must be evaluated and addressed in order to achieve the maximum therapeutic result.

Testimonials

Anand Athavale
Anand Athavale
2024-01-08
Friendly and knowledgeable.
Steve Donnelly
Steve Donnelly
2023-12-29
My experience with Dr. Freeman, Carrie, Sylvia, and the entire team has been nothing short of exceptional Since I became a patient in July of this year. Dr. Freeman opened my eyes to problems I didn’t realize that I had, and more importantly, ways to treat and cure these problems. I’ve progressed extremely well throughout my therapy and that is all a result of the entire team’s expertise, willingness to go the extra mile for their patients, and make them feel like they are the only ones in the office when there. There’s no one I would not recommend Dr. Freeman to and I hope others become just as lucky as I did to become a patient.
Lisa Crowley
Lisa Crowley
2023-10-11
Latoya was patient and thorough during my cleaning. She applied the numbing gel I need for sensitive teeth expertly! Dr Riley resolved an issue with a chipped tooth and applied bonding to address recession. It was done in addition to my appointment while I was already there which I appreciate. Carrie always takes good care of me!! With Dr. Freeman and Carrie’s care for TMJ my neck and shoulder pain has subsided! The mouth guards, laser treatments and anti inflammatory diet have contributed to help alleviate pain I had for a long time. Thank you.
Kathleen Murray
Kathleen Murray
2023-01-18
Receive amazing treatment, staff is wonderful.
Lynne Karo
Lynne Karo
2023-01-16
From the minute I reached out this felt like a magic place. Great customer service, friendly staff, innovative thought and a drive to get it done efficiently to help my quality of life. Just getting started on some great solutions for sleep apnea, snoring and long term dental care. A perfect one stop shop. I would highly recommend!
Jeff Warren
Jeff Warren
2023-01-13
I am so glad I have recently been evaluated by Dr Freeman for my neck and jaw pain. The experience has been great and I have been impressed with comprehensive approach to my overall health. The staff and technology been top notch! I would recommend Dr Freeman for anyone struggling with sleep, TMJ, or neck pain.

Our Professional Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

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