We have been in practice for more than 20 years. You can trust our knowledge and skills to help relieve you of pain and treat your sleep disorders.
We also provide airway orthodontics for children to help prevent deficient facial growth and breathing disorders.
If you have any questions, let us know by filling out the form. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible. You can also call us at 519-733-8888.
New Patients Information
What to Expect?
Your first visit to TMJ & Sleep Therapy with Dr. Lisa DiGioia is an important one as it introduces you to our practice and our friendly staff. During the first visit, we will collect background information such as your medical history, and you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Lisa DiGioia. You will receive a comprehensive health questionnaire and other forms to be completed before your next visit.
Comprehensive Evaluation Appointment
Your assessment will be 1.5-2 hours in length. You will be meeting with Dr. DiGioia and her clinical assistant for most of the appointment time.
The comprehensive analysis includes patient information uptake, photos, posture screening, joint vibration analysis, measurements and motor reflex testing, just to name a few.
Be sure to have eaten breakfast or lunch.
Have your TMJ/sleep questionnaire filled out in its entirety to save time. Sign and date the bottom of each page. The more information you provide the better. Do not assume it isn’t important, and please do not be embarrassed to share the information. Your information is confidential.
We encourage you to invite your spouse or a significant other to listen to the last 1/2 hour of the appointment. We will be providing you with a lot of information, and having someone else listen to it will be helpful for you.
Armed with this information, Dr. DiGioia answers three key questions that all patients have; what is wrong, what we can do to help and how long it will take?
A Note from Dr. DiGioia
I am passionate about the services I provide to my patients. For this reason, I am on a constant path of acquiring knowledge to give the very best care to my patients.
Since we now know that many signs and symptoms dental professionals witness firsthand may indicate structural problems that can interfere with not only long-term dental treatment success but also with general health, I have focused my continuing education in these areas.
For my patients this means, at no additional charge, hygiene and examination appointments in my office will always include a screening for the structural stability necessary to support dental treatment success, ensure proper joint and airway functions, and prevent pain.
Below are some of the signs and symptoms I watch for:
Abnormal loss of tooth structure – frequent broken or fractured teeth
Clenching and grinding of teeth – bruxism
Undiagnosed headaches and migraines
Frequent use of over-the-counter medications for sleep aid and/or pain relief
Abnormal bone growth in the mouth – tori or exostosis
Frequent need for dental treatments or re-treatments
Facial pain/limited or painful mouth opening
Joint noises – clicking, popping, or grating sounds
Night-time breathing difficulties – snoring or obstructive sleep apnea
Scalloping of lateral borders of tongue – one or both sides
Damaged and/or broken teeth
Signs and symptoms should always be investigated, but it does not mean treatment is always required. If treatment is necessary, it may include:
Research-based non-invasive treatments/therapies
Custom-designed appliances which are orthopedic
Inclusive doctor-directed re-evaluations to monitor and manage care
Nutrition/supplement information and management for maximum medical improvement
Professional communications to mutual healthcare providers
Triage and referral communications
If you have any questions or would like additional information about our services, please feel free to contact us at 519-733-3212.