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TMJ & Sleep Centre of Reno

To Our Valued Patients:

After assessing what we understand about the Coronavirus and how it is affecting our community we have made the difficult decision to close our office starting March 17, 2020, for two weeks and will reopen on Monday March 30, 2020.  We hope this effort will help slow the progression of the Coronavirus so our friends and colleagues in the medical community are less overwhelmed. Please understand that we take every possible precaution to prevent the spread of this, and every, disease in our office; however, with our current understanding that some people do not show symptoms for days after carrying the virus and being contagious, we cannot confidently screen all of our patients. We feel it is our responsibility to do everything we can to prevent and slow the spread of the Coronavirus and because the dental profession has one of the highest risks for exposure we can most effectively accomplish this by preventing its spread through our team, our families, and our patients. We are a small, local business and unfortunately sometimes we are at the whim of forces outside of our control.  We feel that asking our patients and our team to put themselves at risk contrary to what all community health leaders are instructing would be unconscionable.  We hope by being transparent to our patients we will continue to earn their trust and they will continue being a part of our dental practice.  We will still be available to our patients for emergency services and to reschedule any future appointments by phone, text, and email. We look forward to providing health services to you and your families well into the future and we will get past this moment together as a community.

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Providing Non-Surgical Therapies | Restoring Quality of Life

At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Reno we understand the unique complexities of sleep-related breathing disorders and craniofacial pain.

Do you have pain?

Do you have TMJ pain or dysfunctions? Patients often experience facial neuralgias and musculoskeletal pain in conjunction with headaches or migraines.

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Common signs seen in the mouth that might indicate suspicion for a sleep-related breathing disorders include: clenching, grinding, attrition of the teeth, tooth decay, and tori (extra boney growth on the roof of the mouth or tongue side of the floor of the mouth). Often, dentists are in the best position to notice these signs of sleep-related breathing disorders at a patients annual or semi-annual exam.

TMJ Sleep Therapy

We Treat The Following Conditions:

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring

Craniofacial Pain

  • Chronic head, face, neck pain
  • TMJ pain
  • Orthopedic Dysfunction
  • Primary headaches and migraines
(Sleep Apnea and Snoring)

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is defined as the absence of breathing during sleep.


Breathing is a required function for oxygen to reach the lungs.


Suffocation is defined as deprivation of oxygen.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a form of repetitious suffocation occurring during sleep. A common reason for this medical condition is a poorly positioned jaw and/or tongue.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by an airway blockage (obstruction) during sleep. During the day, muscles in the airway region keep the throat and airway passage wide open but when a patient has obstructive sleep apnea, the throat collapses during sleep, blocking the airway and preventing air from getting to the lungs.

The site of obstruction in most patients is the soft palate, extending to the region at the base of the tongue. There are no rigid structures, such as cartilage or bone, in this area to hold the airway open. So as a person with OSA falls asleep, these muscles relax to a point where the airway collapses and becomes obstructed. Enlarged tonsils and small structural features of the maxilla /nose, mouth and throat may contribute to OSA. Proper evaluation and testing is needed for accurate diagnosis.

Sleep apnea can only be diagnosed by a medical physician. Screening for signs and symptoms can be found through routine dental examinations.

If you are have any of the following symptoms you may have sleep apnea:

  • Snoring
  • Jaw clenching, grinding
  • Morning headaches
  • Insomnia

Craniofacial Pain

Some patients may experience TMJ pain and dysfunctions, some patients experience primary headaches or migraines. Other patients may have facial neuralgias, musculoskeletal pain or a combination of all! Often these problems, are symptoms of a greater problem affecting the body, much like a fever is secondary to the flu. In the absence of an acute injury to the head or face, the primary cause of jaw problems is frequently related to the body not getting enough oxygen during sleep.

Signs and Symptoms May Include:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Capsulitis of TM joint
  • Face pain, numbness, tingling, shocking
  • Jaw pain, clicking, popping, crunching, locking, jaw noises
  • Dizziness
  • Teeth clenching, grinding
  • Pain when chewing
  • Bite feels off or different than before
  • Numbness in the arms or legs
  • Pain in the base of the skull and neck
  • Shoulder pain
  • Burning mouth
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About Doctor Tammy

Suffering from sleep apnea herself, Dr. Tammy has a passion for helping her patients improve their quality of sleep, their quality of health, their quality of life.

Dr. Tammy’s trained under her personal mentor, Dr. Steve Olmos, President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain – the foremost association of dentists pledged to treating temporomandibular disorders, craniofacial pain, and obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.

After realizing the tremendous results Dr. Olmos’ protocols produced treating patients who suffer from these disorders, Dr. Tammy joined the other 44 Centres of Excellence spanning 7 countries so she could help her patients as well.

The success of these Centres is based on a whole-system approach, rather than focusing on only one component of the problem in isolation. Multi-discipline referral coordination has allowed Dr. Tammy to provide a team approach to help patients finally find answers and successful treatment results.

Dr. Tammy has implemented these protocols within her dental practice improving her patients’ quality of life.

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Associations We Are A Part Of:

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