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…

Sleep Study: The First Step

Millions of people have trouble sleeping at night. Their compromised sleep follows them through the next day: they’ll be tired, irritable, and even have difficulty staying awake. Their trouble sleeping may be intermittent, or it may happen every night. It could be a sleep disorder, which is treatable at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions…

New TMD Treatment on Horizon?

Researchers are hailing a new treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, as a breakthrough that could lead to new methods of care. While it remains experimental, there is great hope it may someday be available from dental professionals like Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN. The TM joint (TMJ) connects the jaw…

Beyond the Basics: MADs

There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea. They’re all serious disorders that affect breathing and can lead to serious health complications. At Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN, apnea is one of our specialties. Throat muscles relax and the passageway narrows for everyone…

TMD Treatment: What You Can Do

Temporomandibular disorders, known as TMDs for short, are painful and even debilitating. At Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood, we offer the best available treatment for TMD. The term TMD actually refers to not one, but a group of conditions that affect the Temporomandibular joint, or jaw. Because it can be difficult to pinpoint…