TMJ Specialist and Sleep Apnea Dentist
Dr. Poss graduated from David Lipscomb University and then obtained his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.
Dr. Poss lectures internationally on esthetic dentistry, sleep apnea and TMD. He is an active consultant to several dental manufacturers in new product development and refinement. He has had numerous articles published in most of the leading dental journals. He has obtained three Diplomates in dental sleep medicine from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders. Dr. Poss also is a Fellow with the Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He maintains dental sleep medicine and TMJ practices in Brentwood and Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Dr. Stephen Poss, DDS and the team at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions are committed to helping you achieve better sleep and comfort using the latest technology. He has successfully treated thousands of patients in Brentwood and Murfreesboro and people from all over Tennessee.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a ventilator that applies mild pressure on your airway to keep it open while you sleep. It remains the most effective non-invasive treatment for sleep apnea.
Lifestyle changes such as medication or habit adjustments can help keep your airway clear through the night. Sleeping on your side or losing a little weight can sometimes make all the difference.
Sleep apnea oral appliances, or mandibular advancement devices, are worn like mouthguards at night. They can realign the jaw and tongue to enlarge and keep open the space in your upper airway.
TMJ Treatment Options
Treatments for TMJ disorder Include:
- Replacing missing teeth or filling gaps between teeth
- Bite adjustment
- Oral appliance therapy
- Surgery (only for extreme cases, less than 1 percent of all sufferers)