What to Expect During Your First Visit with Us
Welcome to TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of North Texas! Your initial visit is very important, and we look forward to introducing you to our staff!
You have taken the first step in your healing journey.
You were referred to our office because your provider is concerned with your health and recommended an evaluation by Dr. Shab Krish! To help them recognize the signs and symptoms of TMD, Craniofacial Pain, Headaches and Sleep Disordered Breathing, Dr. Krish hosts educational seminars in the community. We are glad you have chosen our office to help you restore your quality of life.
To learn more about TMD, Craniofacial Pain or Headaches, please visit TMD/Head and Facial Pain for information on common symptoms, diagnosing and treatment plus take the Pain Quiz.
Those recommended for Sleep Disorders can visit Sleep Disorders for symptoms, diagnosing and treatment and take our Sleep Quiz.
New Patient paperwork needs to be filled out and returned to the office 24 hours prior to your appointment. It is available in the new patient portal.
To best familiarize you with the process we have outlined the initial steps
New Patient Consultation
In this appointment, Dr. Krish will review your medical history, take Diagnostic Photos, do a simple Motor Nerve Reflex Test to determine if you are a candidate for a Comprehensive Examination and probable treatment in our office.
In this appointment, Dr. Krish and her clinical team gather additional diagnostic information including a CBCT Scan and a Joint Vibration Analysis. Armed with this information, Dr. Krish answers three key questions that all patients have; What is wrong, what we can do to help and how long it will take? With certain treatment plans, we can begin treatment the same day. If an oral appliance is selected as part of your treatment plan, Dr. Krish will choose one that is appropriate for each individual’s needs.
You’ll begin your first appointment by filling out important forms and questionnaires that will help us get to know you and some of the symptoms you are experiencing. We’ll collect information like your medical history, and you’ll have time to become acquainted with Dr. Krish, too.
We give you the option to fill out the form at our online portal or download below to bring into our office.
To maximize our time together, please complete the medical intake forms and return to our office 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Take the daytime & nightime sleepiness evaluation.