Jaws

The human jaw is a framework of bones that form the mouth. The upper and lower portions are connected by the  temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. It’s a hinge joint that allows the two portions to move in opposition to each other, which is how we bite and chew. Problems in this joint can be very…

CPAP: A Sleep Apnea Blessing

One of the most common treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It’s a device that does just what its name says: it blows a steady stream of air into its user’s airway through a mask. At Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN, the…

TMD: In The Short Term

One of the maddening things about temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) is that their exact cause (or causes) still hasn’t been identified. If we knew its cause we just might be halfway to finding the best prevention. In the meantime, there is effective treatment for TMD at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN, and…

TMD: Diagnosis and Treatment

Just pronouncing it can be a challenge: temporomandibular joint, for which we can use the convenient shorthand TMJ. A disorder of the TMJ is, by extension, referred to as TMD. It’s a painful and complicated condition, but is treatable at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. There are many possible causes of…

Sleep Apnea Risks

For those who have it, and for those who love those who have it, sleep apnea is a serious problem. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the throat muscles relax during sleep, resulting in a blocked airway. There is help: Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN specializes in treating sleep apnea. One…

TMD: What You Can Do

An injury or inborn condition affecting the temporomandibular joints can result in a lot of pain, on one or both sides of your jaw. And that, in turn, can make it painful to chew or to laugh, to swallow, or even to brush your teeth or speak. At Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood…

Sleep Apnea and Women

The classic image of a sleep apnea patient is that of a heavyset middle-aged man with a thick neck, and a snore you can hear from three blocks away. That is, in fact, a fairly accurate picture of the typical sleep apnea patient. But at Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN, we do…

Women and TMD

Precise numbers are not known, but studies show  that women are far more likely than men to develop TMD, a painful jaw disorder. The imbalance is striking: about ninety percent of the worst cases are reported by women. TMD treatment is one of our specialties at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. TMD…