Do You Have a TMJ Disorder?

Millions of Americans are affected by temporomandibular disorders, sometimes called TMD or TMJ disorders. It’s a painful and surprisingly mysterious condition with a range of symptoms. Its cause can be hard to identify, but it is treatable at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. The most common TMD sympteoms include jaw pain,…

Treating TMJ/TMD

At Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN, providing relief to people with TMJ/TMD is one of our most important functions. Temporomandibular Disorders – TMD – are a wide range of problems that often overlap. They are generally associated with pain in the jaw joint, and in the muscles surrounding that joint. Most of…

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…